Magic, Mystery, and Miracles

December 15, 2012

It’s a Girl!

Another babe has been born to my sister Joy and brother-in-law David.   Congratulations! Haylie Gabriella Wygant came into this world at 9:45 pm, December 13, 2012, weighing a healthy 8 lbs 13.5 oz. and measuring 21” . All vitals good.  Everyone fine.  Mom, dad, and new babe spending two nights […]
December 6, 2012

Destination: Peru, Oct 12 – 30, 2012

I’ve been back from Peru for just over a month and it’s starting to feel like a distant memory.   Much happened there and it has taken me weeks to ponder, process, and find the words to write about it.   I experienced something deep and profound on that trip and if […]
November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks: Gratitude and Grace

The Thanksgiving spirit is all around me.    The leaves have turned, the weather has cooled, the nights grow longer.    After six years of living in the southern hemisphere where we’d be in the throws of Springtime gardening frenzy, I now find myself in the midst of the Fall season and […]
October 12, 2012

Rituals For Grief: Temples, Therapy, and Travel, Part 1

People grieve in different ways and for different lengths of time.   It’s important to express one’s emotions surrounding loss and there are different ways to do so.   Ceremony and rituals can help people find closure, can aid in expressing grief, can help find meaning and help mark the transition of […]