Latin: “desired things”

Latin: “desired things”

I think it was back in high school when I first read The Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, written in 1927. When you come across a message that resonates with your soul, you tend to revisit that yearning. The end of a year to the Beginning of a New Year is such a time. You know, I embrace solitude a little too easily- this poem resets me into the world… and I renew a commitment for desired things in my life. In sharing this poem, I reflect on...

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Holidays & Every Day

Holidays & Every Day

Thanksgiving… a day to give thanks! Gratitude for the present, and for memories that are precious. Each day creates a space in our life, to reflect upon when it passes. We are forever changing, adjusting to what comes next. We read articles, go to yoga, listen to podcasts on how to “Live in the Present”. But are we listening intently, comprehending the sage advice, or just scanning?… you know what I...

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On Collecting Beautiful Moments

On Collecting Beautiful Moments

School’s out for the summer- I’ve had a chance to catch my breath! Time to focus on some Heliotrope for Hospice’s highlights of the past months. Each week, flowers are delivered to people in hospice care- whether it’s sunflowers, roses, peonies, ‘calandiva’ plants, succulents or whatever I happen to love at Trader Joe’s! But when a major event happens, like the annual Sharp Women’s Health...

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Collage, Vision Board or Montage!

Collage, Vision Board or Montage!

As summer winds down, many of us are looking at new beginnings, especially with school in the coming weeks. I’m excited to introduce students to the world of floral design- eager individuals who want to learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements, and perhaps consider a career path. I look over the classroom of faces,  remembering what it’s like to be “new”, venturing into the unknown, nervous, whether or not being...

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what it feels like to be Six Years Old?!

what it feels like to be Six Years Old?!

The wonder and bewilderment of life thru the eyes of a child … the feeling of joy & discovery, overwhelming & chaotic-  time travels from immediate, innate responses to gradual understanding. Days pass, we grow by leaps & bounds. Do I dare compare Heliotrope for Hospice’s 6th Anniversary to that of a 6 year old’s birthday?! It’s kinda like that! Let’s just say, I’m definitely gonna get a cake to...

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