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I was blessed with having a couple girlfriends over for the weekend. One came in from England and another from a few hours away in the Adirondacks in NY state. Besides all the laughter and love shared, I always find it such a blessing to spend time with amazing people. Pat Duckworth, from England, was exposed to refrigerators that produced ice cubes, ice chips, and water. She never approached that thing without paper towels in hand to pick up the mess on the floor. It really was hysterical as she insisted on learning it for herself. My couch that contains a stereo system within the arms, a phone charger, a cup holder, etc. as well as being a recliner was a major hit. Sharing physical things is like sharing your toys with friends – it’s a delight.

In addition to all the gadgets, while Christine needed to catch up on work, Pat an I spent every morning sitting together, sipping tea, and going over our life lessons, our blessings, and our desire to keep growing and to keep serving with greater and greater skill. Pat is a specialist in menopause. She speaks to government agencies and corporations throughout Europe about women, menopause, and the impact on employment. We may not be there yet in this country!

Christine Powers, who with her husband Larry, created ASA Adirondack, a glorious 100-acre property that has tiny homes, tents, glamping, delicious meals, and so much more, including one of only 7 Legacy Labyrinths in the world, was here as well. Explore their gifts to all of us. Go visit them as well. It is so worth the ride.

Each one of us, you, me, these wondrous ladies, and so many others, have chosen a life of service, bringing peace, joy, and grounded spirituality to the world. Some of us have consciously chosen to serve, through whatever our gifts or callings may be. Some of us simply do it naturally, without even thinking about it. It’s in their makeup.

When folks tell me they don’t know what their purpose is, their way of making this world a better hope/love-filled place, my first question is always, what brings you alive? What makes you feel passionately alive and fully yourself? What makes you feel as if you are doing exactly what you came here for? What makes you feel at home in your own skin? As if you don’t have to discover one more thing, have one more experience? So many know but never recognized it as such.

Whatever it is for you, you will discover that you are so alive, so in the flow, that you can stop searching. Your life simply becomes a journey of giving, growing, and learning in the wildest and more wondrous of places. Mostly because you see things through different eyes, through a different filter – and you will love the trip even if you never leave home!


Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.