When Doves Cry

“Why do we scream at each other… This is what it sounds like….When doves cry.”  Prince “Honey I know times are changing…It’s time we all reach out for something new….That means you too….You say you want a leader…But you can’t seem to make up your mind…. I think you better close it….And let me guide […]

Freeze

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson My brother-in-law recently texted me a picture from my New York trip that he had taken of my younger two kids walking with my niece, each holding her hand.  Inadvertently, he had also captured my oldest and […]

Sweat, Tears, Sea

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”  Friedrich Nietzsche. I did it.  I ran my first full marathon.  It was HARD.  I’d do it again…. I will do it again. To try to summarize a transformative experience like running your first full marathon […]

Next Chapter

“Real dishes break. That’s how you know they’re real.”  Marty Rubin. Grab a box of tissues, just in case.  While you’re at it, pour yourself a nice full-bodied glass of Syrah, or if you’re not into that, brew yourself a steaming ginger chamomile tea.  If you’re in the middle of something with your kids or […]

Full Circle

“Not completing something doesn’t negate the work before it…..Energy was not wasted but created.”  A quote by me, Paria Hassouri, that first appeared in the post Fear or Flight, but was repeated by Jake as the opening mantra for his class on September 9th, 2015. Jake came back from Peru in the last week of […]

Built to Last

“And the wind and snow and the rain that blows…..None of those would matter much without you…….And as long as it’s talking to you…..Talk of the weather will do”– song lyrics by band Built To Spill I have a friend, let’s call him Sam, who regularly follows my blog.  Sam is unique in a few […]

Hills and High School

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”  Madeleine L’Engle. Today* was a big day.  I dropped off my oldest for his first day of high school.  As I […]

Rivelazioni a Roma

“A run has never returned me exactly the same.  I go.  I grow.”  Kristin Armstrong I’m on a family vacation this week.  When I started packing for this Italy trip to Rome, Venice, and Florence, what did I pack first…my running clothes, 3 sets.  I knew that I would want to run at least once […]