How many of us are wrestling with a deep desire to “start again”? At times the idea can be exhilarating, and at other times, exhausting. As for myself, I seem to oscillate between both poles. I've chosen to have a life with lots of change in it, and for the most part, it has served me well. But this time, as I feel the touch of change at my back, something is different. Perhaps it is the Pandemic or the “Dawning of the Age of Aquarius" or the gentle breeze that crossed my cheek the other day. … [Read more...]
When Life is Getting Crazy and Hazy
It's getting kind of weird “out there”; so it might be time to wrap yourself up in Community and Nature, hunker down, and ride out the storm. At least that is what I decided on during my last semi-sleepless night as I pondered wild fires, injustices, and world affairs. The question that keeps bubbling to the surface and demanding my attention is this: How do I move forward and add value in a good way? The answer that comes up time and time again is straightforward: Invest in the warmth of … [Read more...]
Are You Being Nourished or Drained?
I have a little project for August; it is near and dear to my heart because it centers around gratitude, balance, and nourishment. For the past couple of years, I’ve been paying close attention to these three themes with an eye to reducing the things in life that drain me, increasing the things in life that balance me, and giving gratitude for both. (You might wonder why I give gratitude for the “draining” part, well, the items that deplete me usually come with a big, fat life lesson tied in … [Read more...]
What are you built for?
One thing that I’ve learned over the past couple of years is that I yearn to travel lightly; to disencumber myself from the “ties that bind’” and touch the freedom that comes with being nimble enough to embrace life’s opportunities as they pop up here, there, and everywhere. The ties that bind? Well, that’s a broad area that encompasses material possessions, archaic responsibilities, old beliefs, friendships that have run their course, habits that constrain, and stagnant emotions. (As I … [Read more...]
How can I make something out of nothing?
I've been playing with a “How can I make something out of nothing?” inner dialogue for the past couple of months; diligently training myself to use it every time life would throw a curveball until it evolved into an automatic response or reflex. Hmm, just like the muscle reflex experienced by a basketball player who practices the same shot, day after day, until she and the shot become "one". Here's how it started A friend casually mentioned that he always strives to turn a … [Read more...]
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