It has been a long time since I allowed myself to be vulnerable emotionally. I have been so embroiled in taking care of others and surviving for so many years, I have not taken the time to pursue any relationships other than those of friends. But we all know, however rewarding being with friends might … Read more


I had a very disturbing conversation with a friend today. She found out she’s loosing her job in a month and she now has an opportunity to move back home to Florida and be close to family again after thirty years in California. She told me she feels guilty for making so many bad decisions … Read more

Giving up Habits

Ever since I was 15 I have had the privilege of giving up habits which didn’t work for me.  The first habit I was giving up was stuttering. That’s what started it all. I managed to give up the southern drawl, and the next was walking like a duck my senior year of high school so I … Read more

Seasons End

I am amazed that the summer is winding down already! Fortunately I took some time out this weekend to go out to the Sacramento Delta and have lunch with a good friend. We found a wonderful place called Moore’s Riverboat. It is right on the water and has the friendliest staff! It was like taking … Read more

Big Moves

The excitement is increasing with every day as I begin to make my plans to move to Belize. The most difficult task is deciding what to keep and what is so important that I’ll move it. I went through my clothes this weekend and had a few friends come over to take what they wanted, … Read more

Lifestyle Choices

Posted by Sharyn: Monday, April 21, 2008 Currently I have the fourth and the occasional fifth weeks of the month free of meetings and obligations other than speaking. It is a wonderful way of catching up. I get more rest, write or edit more, work on my websites and take time out to have lunches … Read more