Why our women friends nurture us and keep us sane. Family is important, but when we moved recently to be closer to grandchildren, I left behind a circle of women … Continue readingCircles of Love
Reciting a loving kindness meditation at the end of a yoga class can help us be in a kindness mind set, but how do we *live* it as we face … Continue readingExtreme Kindness
“Do you want to know my secret shame?” I can’t see the look on your face, but I could tell from the face of the person sitting next to me … Continue readingOpen Your Heart
We have been taught that comfort makes us happy, that getting what we want makes us happy, that having things go the way we want makes us happy, that having … Continue readingWhat makes us happy?
Brene Brown tells us in her book Rising Strong, that our answer to this question says a lot about our state of mind. I love that she tells stories on … Continue readingAre people doing the best they can?
Moving to a new area generates lists of things to do: Changing address, setting up utilities, internet connection, trash, recycling… Finding the usual service providers: doctor, vet, dentist … On … Continue readingThree Supportive Businesses
The full lunar eclipse was beautiful. I have been paying more attention to EVERY full moon since I read Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica … Continue readingFull Moon Feast
We are in the process of moving and that means sorting and deciding – what goes with us and what is given to the thrift store. My husband was Air … Continue readingA Moving Hodja Tale
I’m reading more of Daring Greatly this morning and it’s about shame – we all experience it when we don’t meet the cultural ‘list’. Women are expected to have these … Continue readingStronger Together
If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door. This is my message right now. Isn’t it nice that messages come to us in many forms? The very words we need … Continue readingIf it doesn’t open, it’s not your door.
I am a Grandmother now, but I can look back and remember a time when I thought the world would end before I had the chance to find love, get … Continue readingFears for the Future
Becoming Wise An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippet (I’m still reading in the grass, after my last book on grounding.) This latest book is … Continue readingBecoming Wise