Monday, November 25, 2013


One of the best gifts I can give you is expert advice and tips on how to save money! And, I can. I have several friends who are published authors and one of them has a NEW book called Negotiating When Money Matters. Therefore, I can promise Anyone out there reading this who is hiring contractors and or, spending their hard earned money on property improvements/issues can save time and money by reading this wonderful little book. Lynnette, the author is a real pro.
She is so smart you can let her mind and savvy business acumen work for you. The book is easy to read and simply straight out tells you how to talk with contractors and others who may want to charge you more than a job is worth. It just gives you the inside scoop on how to negotiate and get a fair deal every time.
It’s with great pleasure that I present such a helpful book to my readers. I know it can help you save lots of money with all your projects. However, It can only help you if you buy it.
Get it here…. and with all that money you save you can buy yourself a Christmas present. Or, better still…buy a friend this book!
The chapter alone on Getting Your Money back is worth the price of the book. The author reminds us that no deal is over until the customer is happy! Hearing this made me realize my power as a consumer.  A must
Read for anyone who doesn’t want to get ripped off!  Renee
Lynnette will also be giving seminars based on the book.  If you think anyone might prefer to hear her talk in person, rather than read the book.
Mark your calendars! Lynnette is going to speak in Bedford, MA on Tuesday Feb. 4
Winchester MA Wednesday March 5
or Concord MA, Wednesday March 26
It's the same seminar at all three, "Successful Negotiation" lasting 2 hours. The book will be available for sale afterward, $21. Check, MC, VISA and cash accepted.
Seminar prices are set by the venue, but some won't post for another 2-3 weeks.
Have a money saving New Year…..

Friday, November 22, 2013


Hindu Spiritual Festival in India
I did not paint my face blue or walk barefoot in a cloud of smoke, but I did something deeply spiritual and quite moving. I honored the dead; in this case my late Aunty.
As it turns out this blog has some magical powers. It seems to be that whatever I write about (see last post) is always expanded upon! I could gush and go on and on but I will keep it simple. Last weekend, from Saturday through Monday (which was the actual two year anniversary of Aunty's passing) I celebrated her life in what turned out to be a three day LOVE FEST! 
We Remain Inseparable
Saturday morning at the church I was baptized and the church Aunty attended for  most of her life, I honored Aunty in a community mass for the deceased. Along with Aunty's name, I had my beloved Uncle Domenic's name added and their darling daughter Jeanie. With Grace by my side (Aunty's dear friend and mine) we felt like we were sitting among angels. The church is quite elaborate and divine and reminiscent of the Vatican.
Later we sat at Aunty's grave and had a heart to heart talk with her. We felt her telling us how happy she is.
Then we took a ride and enjoyed large cups of coffee (undoubtedly Aunty's favorite drink ever).
We drove to Plum Island where Aunty and Uncle D would take me as a child. The weather rolled out a big red carpet of bright yellow sunshine!
The day kept getting better with each reminder of Aunty, from an exact replica of Aunty's Christmas tree (in a sublime little antique shop) to shimmery high-heel ornaments that Aunty would surely drool over, she was everywhere.
The next day friends gathered at my home and we lit candles around pictures of Aunty and watched videos of her dancing and exuberant.
Due to all the love and honor I was experiencing a little miracle occurred. It was so amazing it warrants its own blog post. (coming soon)
A Rose from Aunty's Funeral
Monday, Grace came back to light another Aunty candle and bring me homemade food,
including homemade bread just like I would always have at Aunty's. What genuine comfort. We looked at Auntys' pictures and talked about how much we miss her and how much we love her. We carried on about the miracle that had just happened the day before. We both know it was Aunty speaking  to us from beyond. It was undoubtedly awe-inspiring. I played a tender and moving song (off a new CD) called I Love You.
These few days of celebrating our cherished Aunty transpired into a three day love fest. And, given the power, depth, and strength of the love we have for Aunty and the love she continues to send us back 
Aunty keeps whispering to you, and to all creatures and humans of the universe.....
Feel my love now....
Eternal Rose Petals for Aunty

Friday, November 15, 2013


with Aunty by my side
December 2005
A Note from the Universe
You can always tell a master by the kindness in their eyes.
This Monday November 18th marks the two year anniversary of Aunty's passing. A friend just sent me the above excerpt from Mike Dooley's "Notes from the Universe." And of course I related it to Aunty.
I have always said " I see God in Aunty's eyes. Now I know why. She was truly a Bodhishavta.
I don't say this lightly. There is always a reason for everything. I write from the heart with a clear mind, knowing fully that my late Aunty (who inspired this blog) was an elevated human being. She was fearless, and forgiving, and fully compassionate to every person on her path or near it. I honestly feel she achieved the highest level of goodness possible for a human being, and therefore, when she passed she was at the highest level of rebirth possible. Her karmic accumulations were profound.
And so, she lives on in me and those who love her. We must do great things and LOVE and FORGIVE and FEAR NOT. She paved a perfect path. I walk now with Grace and happily carry on her legacy of LOVE as I become a blooming human. Amen.
Aunty, I adore you forever and ever and ever. Everyone still talks about you and how you "impacted" the world. Whenever you were around the energy was pure and uplifting. Even momentarily you made us all better.
Your spirit thrives and remains miraculous.
We are grateful.
Aunty circa 1944
with Aunty November 1992
with her favorite drink...milk and coffee 2008




Sunday, November 10, 2013


Wellesley College tomorrow evening!
Breath by breath, season by season....this book makes me feel fully alive and connected. 
And because I have the distinct privilege of being part of one of Ji Hyang's practice groups, I continue learning, growing, evolving, seeing, and blooming even when I close the book.
Consider a meditation practice if you do not have one already.
Now that's as Ageless as you can get!

See you on the cushion....

with much metta

Friday, November 1, 2013


This coming November 18th will be the two year anniversary of Aunty’s passing into heaven.
My close friends know that losing Aunty in the physical sense has not been easy for me.
The loss was profound. The good news is Aunty’s spirit is alive and well and better than ever! Everywhere I go Aunty is remembered and talked about as if she were still here. This makes me so happy. And I know she loves that. Shortly after her death I came to realize a spirit that pure and that Godly cannot ever die. And, I give witness to that every single day. I know unequivocally Aunty is Everywhere! Miraculously we are still “in a relationship.”
Take for example two weeks ago in church. One place Aunty and I spent a lot of time together was church. And it’s still hard to attend mass without her by my side. A couple of weeks ago, I simply could not hold back the tears of not having that perfect human being beside me as I stepped into the pew.  When the tears couldn’t be held back any longer I noticed out of the corner of my eye this lovely little flower. When I looked closer it had a heart in the middle of it! I picked it up and held it throughout the mass. I brought it home and put it in water. It has floated for two weeks! Aunty tells me she is watching over me and sends her love wholeheartedly, exactly as she has all her life.
I am not the only one who Aunty comes to. Gracie was Aunty’s’ other best pal and Gracie misses Aunty beyond words. Because Gracie and I have long felt that the essence of Aunty is like the warmth of the sun, we always think of her when we see sunflowers and other comforting works of nature. Above Aunty holds the bright flower while Gracie holds her. 
Gracie holds an Aunty Flower
A few months ago miraculously in Gracie’s’ front yard this sunflower appeared. She swears she did not plant it. “It’s my little Love Face,” Aunty’s sweet friend declares.  If you knew Aunty like we know Aunty this is not hard to believe. Aunty was and always will be one of God’s flowers. By all accounts the word Precious could describe her. I know it might seem hard to believe but she really was that selfless.
Today is All Saints Day in the Catholic Church. It also would have been Aunty and Uncle D’s 71st wedding anniversary! They were married on All Saints Day, November 1, 1942. Having lived with them for my entire life (till two years ago) I can testify…they were Saintly. And now they are Angels. And, anyone who has lost a loved one…. I AM GLAD TO REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES….YOU NEVER REALLY LOSE ANYONE WHEN THERE IS TRUE LOVE! THEY ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU. LIKE AUNTY PROMISED…. “FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.”
Here at Ageless with Aunty....She's your Aunty too….