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Fighting Winter Despair

Here we are in the post-holiday pall. While the holidays are difficult for those who have experienced a loss of any kind, they are stressful to some degree for all of us. We eat too much, drink too much, spend too much and in many cases have “too much” family or possibly, too little. And […]

As We Spring Forward; Considering Winter 2014-15

I awake at 5 am, coughing, in a bed strewn with crumbled tissues. I am surrounded by cough drop wrappers, Tylenol, a half cup of cold tea and a mountain of pillows. The vaporizer purrs.  I am aware as I run my hands through my hair that there is honey stuck in my bangs. This […]

It Could Have Been Worse

On the morning of January 26, 2015, the day Blizzard Colbie (would allegedly) hit, I reviewed my regular list of “to do” things-dog to vet, bank, grocery store. There were a few additional storm related items; cancel dental appointment, reschedule a few clients, pick up some snow melt. I “prepare” in a medium way-I don’t […]

The Gift of Storm Ashford

I found myself in the grocery store early this morning. I know this is simply crazy. Let me explain- for all of you who do not live in New England, there is a kind of grocery shopping frenzy that envelopes us when there is news that a snow storm is rolling in. This particular storm […]