Keep on Swimming, Swimming, Swimming…

Ok, I had a Dory moment on Friday evening and ended up with a Dory! LOL! Yes, it is a tattoo. Yes, it is real and permanent. Now, I should also tell you here that the D. in D. Elaine Wood-Lane stands for Doris and Dory is a nickname for Doris. Also, I am hyper …

Chaaaaanges!

Everything changes: people, places, seasons, addresses, and sometimes even names, phone numbers, and hair color! I like change. I like to keep things new, fresh, and exciting. I like to learn, be inspired, grow, and share what I've learned and been inspired by so others can maybe learn, be inspired, and grow too. So, I've made some changes on my blog to reflect the changes I've made over …

Resting Is Important

Looking out the window into utter tranquility. Resting is important to all of us, especially in our go, go, go society where it sometimes feels like you only are recognized or feel validated if you can say you are SO busy. I remember a time when I was truly busy, but I was also adding …

Loss and Grief

There are many types of loss and grief. Most of the time people think of loss in terms of losing a loved one through death. That is a major loss, but we suffer grief at other types of loss as well. We may suffer loss and grief when we lose a job or change jobs. …

Days and Stitches

Stitch by stitch, colors coming together in a mosaic of beautiful tints, a new row for each day. This time the days are tinted as temperatures and skies. One year, each day would have been all hot yellows, oranges and reds. Even the cool days that year were filled with the heat and longing of …