Lemon Pie - Conscious Life Space - photo credit: Whitney Wright

I remember you and your plump pies…

Thank you Maggie Rodwheil

When I was in third grade, my parents hired a “maid,” who was in her late 50’s, by the name of Maggie Rodwheil. It was an erroneous title, as the job required her to be a substitute mother and a cook, who generously helped to clean up after eight people. She happened to be an excellent chef, and she worked 10-hour days, to cover for the time when our mother… Read More »

1920s Women smoking on a train

“On Gram”

A poem for Florence

Florence Fowler (b.1907-d.1988) In her last years, she had arthritis and spent every day shuffling around the kitchen, taking breaks as she was determined to make a delicious meal for her grandsons who lived on the floors above her. She didn’t complain about her arthritis and found enjoyment in nourishing her grandsons. Florence was a pathmaker and leader as the first woman manager in the offices of the A&P grocery… Read More »

Nature Walk - Chrissy Miller - Conscious Life Space Guru

Lost in the tranquil forest, a journey towards peace

Dumbfounded by the beauty and loneliness of it all.

My love of nature conflicts with my disdain for constant solitude. I am lost in the woods. I sit on our kitchen deck listening to the babbling creek below wend its path from the mountains to the sea. The meditative chant of the water soothes me as it cantillates rhythmically over the rocks. I breathe in the deep clean smell of the redwood trees as they warm in the summer… Read More »

Walking Along The Canal - Conscious Life Space

Walking Along the Canal

Meeting and Meaning

Along the canal Relief. A sense of relief washed over me today and I was filled with a gladness as I met one of my favourite souls along the path along the canal. He was missing for several months. No, no one reported him missing, only that he was missing from my life. I don’t even know his name. Every day, he walks slowly and carefully as he steps along… Read More »

Embrace oil painting by artist Amy Adams art as shown on Conscious Life Space Guru

Love, Maybe Love Stays

Maybe love can't...

Sarah Kay and Phil Kay of Project V.O.I.C.E. talk about love – Maybe Love Stays Maybe love stays? Maybe love can’t….Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to and love leaves exactly when love must. When love arrives say ‘Welcome, make yourself comfortable.’ If love leaves, ask her to leave the door open behind her. Turn off the music. Listen to the quiet. Whisper. ‘Thank you for stopping by.’ Share… Read More »

Poopsie my stuffed plush dog - Conscious Life Space Guru

Plush Dogs Heal Hearts

Poopsie, Keeper of Secrets

Her presence alone whispered comfort. I cannot remember ever being without her, even now, she sits in a basket in the closet filled with my intimate garments, suppose it’s apropos since she is the keeper of my deepest darkest secrets, hopes, dreams, disappointments and successes. There was never even a need for words even when they were spoken, as it was by osmosis that she absorbed everything. She was just… Read More »