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…

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…

Mirror… Mirror… On The Surface of The Water…

Mirror… Mirror… On The Surface of The Water… Reflect For Me… The Blessings of This Daughter… In 2006, my debut novel, A Flower: It Has Its Own Song, was published for the world’s eyes… I began writing my novel perhaps, two or three years earlier, but put it aside for a while to focus on…

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…

Making It A Great New Year and Life… Affirmatively…

Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I have ever been… ~ lain Thomas A little over a few years ago… I had a conversation with my dad about the beauty and magic of never growing up… always being like a child in heart and in life… Of course, when maturity’s wisdom…

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…

W… Is For… Who… What… When… Where… Why…

If I have ever believed another has to change… or the world has to change for me… what I was really conveying… is this…  change is due… first… within me… W… is for… Who… What… When… Where… Why… W… is for Wealth… Wisdom… Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND)… Woman… Women… Worth… Wesleyan… This list can go on… but I’ll stop at Wesleyan because the red W on my…

Discovering The Aesthetics of Selfless Pursuits…

  Discovering more of me… magically creating my life… affirmatively and abundantly living… is more than a glorious adventure… it is a continuous indescribable spiritual and human journey… that can only be authentically expressed… by intuitively being… and organically becoming… ME…   It’s quite amazing how spontaneous conversation with a perfect stranger can bring to…

The Gentle Soul of A Human Being…

There are moments that exist… that we may not know about… or remember… but once we do… we can choose what significance they’ll have in our lives… Two of my greatest teachers have been my parents… my biological mom and dad… Perhaps this is true because of the time… moments… minutes… hours… days… months… years… they’ve…

Sexuality… Sensuality… The Journey of (Un)Conditional Love…

  To witness nature… including our own… as an innocent child does… with open-mindedness… with pure emotions… with innocent feelings… without words… without formal instructions… without earlier knowing(s)… with eyes open… with eyes closed… is to live wondrously… ~ Dana Rondel   Sexuality… and sensuality… may have been subjects thought to be heavy in past…