When I was 23 I had a conversation with a man on a train that changed my life and the way I saw others in my life in a very profound way. I began to see the people in my life as teachers and strung a necklace of beads to symbolize each teacher in my life.
I then traveled on a meaningful pilgrimage to India after my mother's death where I spent time working at Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying (Kalighat) in Calcutta, and also spent time in the Himalayas surrounded by tea fields. Upon my return I created a tearoom called "Soul of the World" in Bridgeport Connecticut that was dedicated to art, music and writing and shared my tearoom with other like-minded souls for many years, where I also offered unique interpretations of tea and it's magic ability to bring people together.
The intent of the Cup of Karma Project is to remind people that life is like a beautiful tea cup... every single day we wake up and we make choices about what people, experiences and influences we put in our cup. We can choose negativity or we can choose to put inspiring people, fulfilling experiences and thoughts into our cup.
Here on Martha's Vineyard, I have been combining the concept of a tea party with the sharing of stories and the study of inspiration and how influence each other in the form of my Cup of Karma "Tea Talk Series". I choose people and venues around the island of Martha's Vineyard that inspire me. We gather to tell stories, have tea and delicious baked goods and simply listen to stories of those who inspire our lives. I am determined to get people thinking about AND celebrating the people in their lives that have made a difference to them, and inspire them to strive to have good karma in their cup!