Easter Tradition at The Barn

Traditions are an important part of many people’s lives.   Most traditions fall around holidays, but some are more personal like birthdays, anniversaries, vacations or even finding new friends. A Christian Holy day was celebrated this last weekend (Easter) and, at first, my Barnies didn’t know if it was appropriate to have The Barn open for…

How far would YOU go?

How far would you go to support someone you love?  What would you sacrifice?  What would you change in your life because someone you cherish needs you to be their advocate?  Would you give up alcohol or drugs if your spouse needed to stop drinking or drugging?  Would you move to another city if your…

The Phenomenal and Magical

Did you ever want something so bad that it hurt? I had an experience today where I realized that something I wanted very badly I could never, ever have.  This is an excruciating realization….but it is also quite liberating. Just think of it:  You have been longing for someone (or something) for a long time. You…

The Magical Heart of The Barn

Our wonderful, mysterious and magical human hearts represent life….and, especially around the 14th of February, they also represent love. Last night around 2:00am I was lying in bed trying to go back to sleep when I felt my heart skip a few beats.  This was not a new sensation for me but this time I…

The Oldest

I am the oldest child of 4.  All the things they say about being the oldest are true (at least for me).  I was the guinea pig of sorts…the child that my parents learned their skills with.  In some respects my voyage through adolescence was somewhat rocky, but it was also full of experiences that…

Alex and me

Alex’s Gift

Twenty-three years ago today my life changed forever…. I gave birth to my older son, Alex. I have to be honest and say that nothing prepared me for the overwhelming feelings my son’s arrival generated.  I was instantly aware that my life had a much bigger purpose.  I also knew that I wasn’t entirely prepared…

LOVING THOSE BEAUTIFUL (AND YUMMY) FRESH HERBS!

Many parts of life are extremely beautiful, especially when love plays a key ingredient. Consider of grouping of fresh, live herbs…oregano, thyme, basil and rosemary.   Rosemary, the ultimate tree of herbs…my favorite!  The beauty in herbs is in the love in which they are tended and how that translates into enhancing the food that we…

FEELING YOUR WAY THROUGH CHOICES

We are faced with many choices in life every single day….the seemingly endless options can certainly be a bit overwhelming. We choose what food we eat, what car we drive, where we live, where we travel and we choose who we love and are loyal to.  Every day we are bombarded with choices…I’m sure you…

The Magical Music Plays On And On!!

Almost exactly one year ago I added three new members to our Barn Team.  If you were to look back at my Blog dated September 26, 2012, you would know precisely what I am talking about! Over the past year, these new members (Tree Barnies) have kept our original deal which was:  In exchange for…