Sometimes we forget about beauty. Under a constant bombardment of tragic news and the rush of our busy lives, beauty gets overlooked. We forget to look, to pay attention. There are so many distractions. We become slaves to a to-do list. We barely notice what's going on around us because we're so caught up in… Continue reading Remember Beauty
I feel deep changes rumbling within—quiet tectonic shifts deep within my psyche. Thunder rolling in my soul. Every now and then the surface quakes, ripples fan out so quickly they are easily missed. So quick—like the flash of a silvery fish in a deep, dark pool the color of night. I'm aware that I'm in… Continue reading Soul Tectonics
This post is a little different from my others; it's more of a meditation or a prose poem. I hope you enjoy it. Flowers in late summer, edges drying. The last Black-eyed Susans, milk thistle. The sun blasting through, catching on the white trumpets of honeysuckle still left on the vine, almost out of sight… Continue reading Late Summer
Sweet Surrender: How to Let Resistance Be Your Teacher
Sometimes we don't want to do the "thing." This resistance can show up as procrastination and avoidance (kind of the same thing, really). Or, maybe it's boredom. Anxiety. Whatever mask it's wearing, if you dig deep you will find that there is resistance to something. On the surface, it may look like resistance to cleaning… Continue reading Sweet Surrender: How to Let Resistance Be Your Teacher
You’ve Got the Power
So often so many of us don't think we have any power. We have been taught to believe that power lies outside of us. That we should just do what we're told or what we're "supposed" to do. Most of us learned that at an early age. Yet, we have way more power than we… Continue reading You’ve Got the Power
When You Just Need to Take a Timeout
I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood. It's one of those perfect days—warm, sunny, blue sky, a light breeze. The kind of day that lifts your spirits without you even trying. Signs of spring's upcoming arrival are everywhere— yellow daffodils like fancy teacups; robins chirping; clover the size of half dollars. I… Continue reading When You Just Need to Take a Timeout
Is It Time for a Check-Up?
How often do you check in with yourself to see how you're doing? It's so easy to get caught up in the flurry of daily life, to get trapped in mental thought loops and to-do lists. This week I've put together a simple checklist to help you take a few minutes and give yourself a… Continue reading Is It Time for a Check-Up?
How Are You Being?
Here in Middle Tennessee—and across much of the U.S.—we're in the midst of a powerful winter storm. In fact, it's so unusual and extreme that some parts of the country have received winter storm warnings for the first time. (Hello, parts of Texas!) Moments like this get our attention—we have no choice but to stop… Continue reading How Are You Being?
Table for One
As Valentine's Day approaches, many of us are making romantic plans with our significant others. Some of us may be making plans with friends, whether socially-distanced-in-person get-togethers or virtual hangouts dancing across the interweb airwaves. Whatever the scenario, love is front and center in our minds. More specifically, relationships are at the forefront. We are… Continue reading Table for One
What Seeds Do You Want to Plant?
Yesterday marked the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. Nature's heartbeat grows louder and we can feel the thrumming of life just beneath the winter's surface. Soon tiny buds and green shoots will emerge. Daffodils and crocuses will lift their heads to the sun. During the… Continue reading What Seeds Do You Want to Plant?