Count Your Blessings

Consider this fact: what you feed grows, what you starve dies. This applies to us as creative beings. We humans have the unique capacity to ‘make something from no-thing’ and it is very powerful. We create with our thinking, which we then put into action. The Empire State Building was once just an idea – […]

Breathing Life Into Life

May is the month of mothers.  It may also be when school graduations occur around the country, but none of that would happen without mothers.  And mothering goes well beyond children and getting through multiple school years. Pardon my lingo here, but mothering is the “mother” of all creative acts. Every human is creative, if […]

Look Back, Fine-Tune & Fly Further

Island Jane’s do things differently. For one thing, we live and work here in the Keys. That says something pretty important. Even if in jest, the recent not-really-funny Watters World segment on the Fox News Bill O’Reilly show about Key West (called ‘I Trade My Food Stamps Cash Buy Beer Vodka and Cigarettes” – in […]

Do You Lead A Magical Life?

Most of us privileged to live in the Florida Keys think life is different here in our island chain paradise. We laugh that “we are all here because we’re not all there” which is true on so many levels… one of which is because we made choices that got us here and keep us here. […]

The Latitude of Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melanie Beattie We have headed into “season” – the time […]

Ageless Wisdom – Secrets of Success

This is the month we head into the time of year affectionately known as “season,” when many part time residents return to our fair isles. One of the charms of the Florida Keys is that we are more united by attitude and values than divided by age, gender, race or who we love. Whether 25 […]