The Season For Planting New Seed…

Spring and Summer are the perfect seasons for planting new seed… so that’s what my family and I did… We started work on our own sustainable, organic, vegan gardens, along with volunteering our time and hands at a couple local neighborhood gardens… It’s been quite a fruitful experience… Albeit, we began planting seedlings and seed…

Old Is The New New… Or The New Knew…

  I deeply love antiques… I love things vintage… including hand-made relics and also other materials, some for clothing and furniture, that bring us to remember the beauty of times past… and remind us of the potential of the present… I’ve been spending a lot of my time creating… Creativity is what many, if not…

The Life In… Omniversal Life International (OLI)…

A passage into life… Omniversal Life International (OLI)… I founded OLI, a heart centered, cultural, innovative and inspirational academy and program several years ago, as an offshoot of my organization Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) and a collaborator with Partners In Goodwill (P.I.G.)… Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) is my parent organization focused on elevating…

What Happened To My Memo… Polyester Isn’t A Sustainable Fiber…

Hey… Who forgot to send me a memo on sustainable fibers… before I started my eco-friendly, ethically made, sustainable clothing line… More than a year into starting my own signature collection clothing line, with several creations completed, I’m hearing and reading polyester and acrylic, two synthetic fibers, are not generally listed under the categories spoken…

There’s A Presence…That Seems More Present… Who Is She…

Who Is She… This presence that feels new to many of us… Is she new… or are we simply and subtly being reminded… she has always been with us… we just had to be more present ourselves to experience her… I wouldn’t mind ending this write-up with this sentence… we just had to be more…

Food and Fasting… A Higher Quality of Living…

It’s Monday afternoon… I am almost at the end of my 4 day fast… a fast that included my beloved family members… just a few of them for now… This particular fast will end this evening with a warm bowl of mom’s vegetable soup… We actually got to taste test (smile) mom’s vegetable soup last…

The Difference Between Prejudice and Preference…

LIFE IS GOOD… GOOD IS LIFE… My conversations centered around choice… Do I have a choice… Should I have a choice… What is my personal choice… Am I letting myself choose… Is someone else choosing for me… Here’s my input… Since childhood… I was taught the importance of exercising my own mind and heart… of…

Women’s History… Every Day… Week… Month… Year… (BEING WOMAN)

 BEING WOMAN… Women’s History Month… Women make history every day… every week… every month… every year… Accordingly, my celebration and honor of women is continuous and throughout… not just throughout a month or the year… throughout my life… I’m a woman… and truthfully, I love being one… more importantly… I love being me— living my…

Spontaneous Poetic Inspiration… With A Certain Flower In Mind…

FORSYTHIA FLOWER When I first saw you… in a penciled drawing by my dad… you became an adored sketch I had to have… A sketch of a shimmery water filled clear glass jar… holding within it… you and yours… sun drenched yellow forsythia stars… You were first, a sketched original drawing, gifted to a friend… Dad’s…

The Experimental Experiment(s)…

When considering who and what I am… I have listened to the voice within me… I have listened to voices outside of me… But the voice that knows is silent… Who and what I am… I learn… by living… living fully… gracefully… lovingly… ~ Dana Rondel Fear of the unknown… I’ve been told I feared…

I’ll Go Higher…

I see you dream catcher… Catching my dreams too… Holding them for me ‘til I’m ready for them… I’m ready now… I’m present… Not waiting for time… But telling time when it’s time… Time for me… Time for me… Dream catcher you can let my dreams… go now… Let them fly… I’ll fly with them……