December 2012

A Game of Assumptions…

by Winter on December 30, 2012

“Do you know what the word assume means,” the professor questioned my fellow classmate.  “It makes an ass out of you and me, and you assumed….” I’ve never forgotten that first class in graduate school, or the point the professor made, even if his delivery sucked. We have grown up making a lot of assumptions […]



by Winter on December 27, 2012

In my attempt to keep up with what I “think” I should be doing, I can forget to see, really “see”  the life that is right before me. This wonderful, unexpected TED presentation on  Gratitude  by time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg is a great reminder of what I miss if I don’t pay attention.  I like the […]


The Return of Light

by Winter on December 16, 2012

Often I have a running dialogue in my mind, not thoughts like a “to do” list, but rather a silent voice that is speaking to me. Rarely do I write down what is said, perhaps I should, but I don’t.  Still, if I don’t acknowledge the message in some way, perhaps speak it out loud, […]


We’ve lost our senses…

by Winter on December 4, 2012

I’ve been thinking a lot about intuition and common sense lately. As humans, we seem to have lost our “common sense.”  As someone who promotes “inner knowing/intuition” how can I expect us to be intuitive, or to pay attention to the more subtle aspects of our lives if we don’t see what is right in […]