September 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friend: Shortly after you receive this newsletter, David and I will be heading to Colorado to spend several weeks at our condo in Estes Park. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends, hiking in the mountains, and witnessing the changing of the aspens, which lends a golden glow to portions of the landscape. Unfortunately, […]

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June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friend: I’ll be spending the Summer Solstice in Santa Barbara, where the whole town whoops it up to celebrate the ultimate triumph of the light on the longest day of the year. I’ll likely miss the parade because I’m prioritizing being with close friends. Friendship has been much on my mind, as I’ve had […]

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March 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friend: As I write this on the first full day of spring – and my birthday! – six inches of snow has fallen, and the view from my office window is just lovely. And, I know that Persephone is rising, as the crocuses that already had popped their heads up will survive, and Persephone’s […]

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December 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friend: The approach of the holiday season, the winter solstice, and the new year ordinarily augurs a time of celebration, as we give thanks for friends and family, share gifts, and, in the northern hemisphere, anticipate the “return of the light.” This also can be a time when we can look forward to spring […]

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Newsletter September 2017

Dear Friend: As we head into autumn, I’m thankful the summer was mild and early fall is lovely. But the weather has been anything but kind to other parts of the country. Fortunately, David’s and my family members in Texas and Florida seem to have survived Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relatively unscathed. However, we mourn […]

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May 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friend: Spring finally is in full bloom in Maryland, and after a long winter marked by changeable weather and extensive travel, it’s truly a pleasure to be surrounded by greenery punctuated by flowering trees and bushes. While our national political environment remains extremely turbulent and in so many ways disturbing, I find it a […]

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Newsletter January 2017

Dear Friend: Happy New Year! With the joys and stresses of the holiday season now behind us, I hope we all can take a deep breath and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Those of you with youngsters in the family may have watched them return to school. In my case, it’s […]

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Newsletter August 2016

Dear Friend: We’re still immersed in the heat of August here in Maryland, but Labor Day is approaching, the school year is about to begin, and I’m looking forward to the cool of autumn and spectacular fall colors. And while students head back to classes, I’ll be resuming my schedule of workshops; details about the […]

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Newsletter May 2016

Dear Friend: Great news! Each year, the Nautilus Book Awards are given to books that carry a powerful message aimed at making the world a better place. I’m honored to announce that Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within has won a gold award in category 27—books for women! Click here to see the full list. […]

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January Newsletter 2016

Dear Friend: Now that the rush of the holidays is behind us and we all have had time to shift our attention to opportunities in the new year, I thought it would be a good time to let you know about some exciting events coming up over the next few months, including several in which […]

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