For the last ten days I’ve been really sick. I didn’t know what was wrong. I figured some sort of gastroenteritis. I lost 10 pounds. I felt weak and got winded walking up a flight of stairs. I couldn’t eat anything for the first five days and when I did it was something white – toast, crackers, conghee, plain yogurt. … Read More
“Drive across the bridge. You don’t have to understand it all right now. Information and understanding will come later. You’ll get to the other side. For now, trust and experience what you’re going through. Know that this time of change is sacred, too.” ~ Melody Beattie My life has felt as if it was in a “time of change” for … Read More
I am witnessing the demise of my mother. My mother is 84 years old and in moderate health. She is slightly overweight, 30 pounds or so, with high blood pressure. Her mind is fairly sharp though, especially considering her age. She enjoys reading and traveling and doesn’t appear as old as her age suggests. Yet, I can see she is … Read More
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” said Albert Einstein. Have you seen that quote? I’m sure you have, as it’s very popular. I’ve seen it a million times and have always loved it. I felt empowered and energized by it. It has inspired me to try to do things differently. Today however, it has left a sour taste in my mouth. Today as I read it, I’m thinking of my mother.
What could you do for a friend today? For a stranger? For your postman? Could you just listen? Could you hold them in their sorrow? Could you look into their eyes with warmth and compassion? This small act of service to another takes only a moment but the impact is profound. How can you be there for another person today? … Read More
I have been drinking from the fire hose for the last three months. A delicious fire hose. Something akin to a mojito – slightly sweet, citrus, and refreshing. However, it’s still a fire hose. And, as much as I’ve enjoyed myself the last three months, it hit me today that I have not slowed down and taken a time out … Read More
This weekend I was reminded of one of my favorite songs from Shawn Colvin. Her music and fall go hand-in-hand for me. I listened to her music during a very transformational fall for me so every fall I have to listen again. I was driving to Portland to visit with my mom and I was reminded of Shawn’s song, “Climb … Read More
Today is a blue moon, which means it’s the 2nd full moon in the calendar month of August. Normally, we have only one full moon per calendar month. The old saying “once in a blue moon” comes from this occurrence and came to be a saying for things that didn’t happen very often. It was a rarity. The next blue … Read More