Summer Groups Sign-Up

By Shirley. This year, several groups decided to continue to meet during the summer. They have adapted to the new conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with most of the groups conducting virtual meetings via Zoom and some others meeting in person following...

Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

By Marja. I was so busy and occupied with my renovation projects that I hardly recognized the impact of the lockdown rules in my everyday life until recently. Thanks to my intense, goal-oriented undertaking, I focused on the activities I had deliberately chosen,...

Traveling During the Pandemic – a Personal Journey

By Robyn. Most people agree it is best to stay home and stay safe during this COVID 19 pandemic. But sometimes you have to travel. This happened to me when my daughter, quarantining with us over the past few months, accepted a job offer in New York starting in June....

Unexpected Celebrations

By Karen. As I look back over the past few months of living in Michigan during the pandemic, I am extremely grateful for my family’s health and our stable source of income. In mid-March when the Stay at Home orders began, I couldn’t have anticipated the number of...

I Was A Peace Corps Volunteer

By Marcy. When I was 20 years old and just beginning my senior year in college, I was eager to make plans for my life after I graduated. In my Catholic women’s college, we were great fans of the Kennedys and especially of John F. Kennedy who was then president and who...

The Best Travel Destination For a Staycation

By Marja. Even if we cannot go shopping, attend events or travel around, we will be still able to launch an exciting inner journey. Rather than constantly mess around, we should enjoy the moment with no external stimuli governing our actions. We can practice being...

Enjoying My Time at Home This Summer

By Marcy. I’m lucky to enjoy my days during our lockdown. My life revolves around four major activities. The first is communicating with people. From the outset, I have spent a lot of time connecting with people whether they are companions here in town, good friends...

Butterflies In Our Backyards

By Lisa LK. Although our lives have changed a lot these past few months, the cycle of Nature continues much as we know it. Butterflies, those delicate, often colorful creatures we see mostly in the daytime, are back, fluttering around our yards. With six legs, all...

A Reading Addiction

By Carole W. I am an only child. Some of my earliest memories in elementary school are of reading to escape the many hours alone. I would read in the car as we drove from my home in Trenton, NJ, to visit my grandparents in Brooklyn, NY, or as we drove anywhere,...