Author: Cathryn Wellner

My Friend, JOHN*


Regular readers of this irregular blog are in for a treat with this post. Arnold Mungioli’s blog, Live The Questions Now always inspires me and often moves me to tears. Recently, he wrote about the death of Dr. John Waddell,…


Create your own recipes

The house reeked of garlic because I didn’t know the difference between a clove and a bulb. The mashed potatoes were a gluey mass. The chocolate cake looked like an exploded volcano, but at least it had plenty of cracks…


Daring to love again

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When I posted a link to my review of Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often on December 9th, I said I’d only read the book because of its authors. I’m in a strong relationship…


Deep Roots


I wrote this in October 1987, while watching North Sea waves crash on the shore of Noordwijk, Holland. Yesterday I stumbled across it and decided to share it…from the perspective of my own deep roots. Love is enchanting, exhilarating, maddening,…


For all the quiet people


The Internet is a friendly place for us quiet people to hang out. We can take our time, think about what we want to say, before jumping into a conversation. Valerie Hathaway has written a poem we can tuck into…


Small miracles

This business of being an introvert can be very tiring...but it is not a choice. It is a birthright.

Wahoo! I’m exhausted but flying high tonight. Why? Because I sold a lot of books today. My partner, Robin, spent the whole time with me, from 10:15, when we left home, to 3:15, when we arrived back here again. He…


Spread your wings and fly


A couple of quotes came into my inbox today, one from BrainPickings, the other via The Conversationalist. The BrainPickings quote is by Jane Kenyon: Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too…


Saying goodbye to Al


We all say goodbye in our own way. Al died too soon. He was born in 1942. If cancer had not quietly eaten away at him, then burst into full and frightening control, he would have been checking his calendar…


Healing and thriving

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One of the beavers in my life just sent me a note intended to gnaw me back down to the ground. I am in a strong, happy place in my life now so it didn’t work. Old beaver, this one’s…

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