• Yvonne as Mrs. Cratchit
    Achievements

    The Miracles of Sleeplessness

    It seems that when I can’t sleep, I find a film or book that amazes me and speaks of exactly where I am. Surprising indeed and it has happened more than once. I am so grateful. I went to bed around 11.p.m. It seems that when I sit in my armchair, I fall asleep and when I go to bed the thoughts run riot. I speak with myself and practice all kinds of exercises to go to sleep, from music to Viktor Frankl, and many other impressive people’s ideas and nothing works. Now sometimes it does. I have noticed that when I am struggling about writing, sleep eludes me no…

  • Woman smiling at herself in mirror.
    Achievements,  Gratitude,  Humor

    If Only They Knew

    Just recently I conducted a memorial service for a man whose family wanted it to be more of a celebration of his life. He wasn’t very old. They told me a lot about him. They described him as hilarious, compassionate, a people person, and generous. Most of all he adored his family – his wife and two daughters, sons in law and grandchildren, his twin brother and other members of the tribe! They told me he had a laugh that would bring the walls down and that had he had known me; he would have had my accent to perfection within three minutes. Moreover, he would have discovered the events…

  • A bridge in a forest surrounded with purple flowers.
    Achievements,  Courage,  Life Achievements

    Wishes

    “I believe that once desires are implanted in the brain, they start on the longest journey they will ever take, to the heart, soul and gut. That’s when things happen. “ I was always taught that wishes were a waste of time and just fantasies which would never happen, so why bother. Why not bother?  Wishes aren’t just hope that something miraculous will happen.  They are dreams of the impossible or so we think. How would we have electricity, cameras, even safety pins if someone had given up on what they believed would improve the world? I know there are some wishes that couldn’t be fulfilled. Something I would love…

  • Money spread out over white background.
    Achievements,  Life Experiences

    Let’s Talk About Money

    I’ve been thinking about this topic for a long time and as we are approaching the dreaded April 15 deadline for taxes many people are very concerned about the new laws and how they will affect most of us.  Understandable. Money has been a long debated issue for many years and to me, a complete mystery. Let’s go back to how we were raised for example. I was brought up – if you can call it that – being taught that if people had a lot of money they must have done something really bad or even criminal to get it. Needless to say I was raised in the war…