-Truman Capote I confess, I love the occasional light read during the summer. Holly Golightly, you would think her name says it all; but Breakfast at Tiffany's is not a light read. Holly has deep layers even though you might only see Audrey Hepburn, the flighty Manhattan socialite. Insecure and lacking confidence, Holly allows others… Continue reading Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
― Ronald Reagan A couple weeks ago, I visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, California. I love these libraries. They capture a brief moment in history from the vantage point of an important world leader. Full disclosure - I'm a fan of this one! Ronald Reagan was a champion of people - of… Continue reading “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”
I stumbled out of the tiny twin bed in my room this week at the Abbey and quickly put on some clothes to make it to Lauds - prayer at 5:45 AM preceeding Mass. It was hard to get up this morning but the Monks have been up since 3, this is their second prayer… Continue reading Meditation at Gethsemani
Anne Lamott Last week, I was on a silent retreat at the abbey of Gethsemani. I did a lot of unplugging and I think I work again. Try it. Be the best version of yourself today. I'm rooting for you. Check out my post "Meditation at Gethsemani" to read about one day on this… Continue reading “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
-Voltaire I was recently on an extended family vacation - the whole MacDermott Clan went to Disney World to celebrate the birthday of my mom who turned 80. Now, here is someone who has decided to be happy every day! My mother's life has been filled with all sorts of ups and downs and she… Continue reading I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.