The past months were busy and overly full with the regular already heavy schedule for my family, as well as additional activities, responsibilities and emotional work around 8th grade graduation from a close knit school community, and preparations for my
Is something coming up again and again, plaguing you because you can’t seem to get a real handle on it? Or is it something that simply doesn’t give way to anything you try to do to change it? In other
Do you live an inner-directed life? What does that mean to you? (I really want to know!) Living a Soul-directed life requires attentiveness, even vigilance, and a willingness to see what is present, to follow where we are led. Because
I just caught myself “shoulding” myself! If you came to me and said you were efforting, straining, feeling tired, I would ask you to examine your expectations. But I have been blind to my own blind spots! Because that is
Fear comes in so many guises! For Ellen, an accomplished young dancer, it was a hovering presence that threatened to destroy her fledgling career on the stage with physical symptoms of nausea and shaking. For Diana, it was an insidious feeling that crept
Now that it’s clear that determination and will alone are not enough to allow us to share our gifts and thrive in our life, alone, we know to ask whether fear and smallness are setting the agenda (read more about
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I found myself trying so hard, reaching all the time, exhausted, because my efforts bore no real fruits. Know the feeling? Sometimes, there’s just so much we can will into being. Sometimes
It’s already February, and I am still not used to writing 2016 as the date! Instead of resisting the passing of time, it would serve me better to choose to focus on how the year moves at a perfect pace.
The beginning of this year has come with challenging energy of the kind that, in its full blast, it is so helpful to have people, touchstones, and practices that help us, me, remember that, even though I may want to
What a crazy few weeks these last ones have been! I set the craziness up for myself— unwittingly, mistakenly— but I’ll take responsibility for it, I accepted more work than I should have, thinking it would be a lighter load.