Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

~ Khalil Gibran

Thank you to our friends Leslie and Gene for a wonderful first paddleboard of the season.  The weather was a little cool and overcast, but it was great to be out on the water.  Looking forward to many more paddles.

Thank you Robert Bly

Thank you Robert Bly
imagine someone comes to your door

tells you
you are forgiven
hands you the keys
the Kingdom
the moment
you reach out
take the
gift in your
worn and weary
the minute the tears
stream down your face
roll onto the floor
the sea
of redemption
that is the moment
you will walk
on water
you will
taste the honey
from the hive
of your goodness
you will crawl into
the cave
of forgiveness
with candles
a book of
you will light the
write on the walls
lie down
for the first
in years.
– Anita Bondi 2017

Just do it.


Many of my patients are weary. Most days I understand. These are tough and turbulent times. What is making this time in history different from other times? One thing I muse is that in this age of technology, we have so much available to us 24/7. We can access news, sports, information about anything and everything all the time. And we do. It is overstimulation. We are too tired most days for self- care.

There are many reasons to give up. There are many reasons to stay in the game. Picture one of those reasons right now. Stop reading to do this. Take a deep breath and exhale into the image.

Yesterday a patient asked me, “how do I get myself to do ______?”

I replied, ” how do you think you get yourself to do _______?”

She chuckled and said, “I just get up and do it!”

Yes, unfortunately and most fortunately it is that simple most of the time – we just have to do it – the thing that we say we want to do and keep falling short of accomplishing.

For me it is late night snacking.

For her it is taking a walk in the morning.

For you?

Some things are harder. Some things are out of our control. For today we can pick one thing that we can do and then we can do it.

I know. I know. This is not helpful because you already know it and it is helpful because you already know it.

Time to do it. Simple sentiments for complicated issues and stressful times.

Trust me. Even if you do not know me, I assure you, you will feel better. One small step today because today is all we have.

Just do it.

Let me know how it goes.