“I believe in aristocracy. . . Not an aristocracy of power, based upon rank and influence, but an aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky. Its members are to be found in all nations and classes, and all through the ages, and there is a secret understanding between them when they meet. They […]
Being without a mother is special kind of club. Only those that share the experience understand the profound ache for once what was or could have been. Mothers are lost for a myriad of reasons – be it childbirth itself, accident, illness, poverty, circumstances of family, culture, or fate, and the like. Mothers, though physically […]
Can you remember when you last felt happy, really happy? Would you like to feel steadier in a healthy, mind-body way that does not involve pharmaceuticals? Is straddling a teeter-totter the last time you consciously considered balance in your life? Today’s topsy-turvy world has us all running madly in every direction. We often feel overwhelmed […]
Happy Easter Penguin! I couldn’t resist. Thank you to my dear friend and fellow penguin aficionado, CM, for sharing this fun. Love and happiness to all!
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, my friends, may you feel loved, safe and comforted. Happy Spring and season of growth. It’s a chaotic and unpredictable and transitional time and who knows in what surprising ways we will come to share our light and verdancy. I love this “Easter Hymn for Earth” by Jan Phillips. This is […]
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young was on The New York Times bestseller list (2008-2010). This book generated a great deal of conversation. Some loved it; some hated it. And recently, The Shack was released as an “American-Christian fantasy film” complete with country and Christian music. In 2007, Young wrote this book as a Christmas […]
Are there moments when you feel that you are not understood, seen or heard? Are there times when your personal world does not seem in step with that of others? It can be hard to find our authentic selves in today’s wide, wild world of stress, press and acceleration. It can be difficult to find […]
We are all so very human. We get waylaid, distracted, redirected and weary….oh so, weary. And all that coming and going, backing and forthing can take us further away from ourselves. Are you a little lost? Have you forgotten you or misplaced your soul? Here’s some wisdom from Vaclav Havel to help you to refind […]
Love has many faces. In Canada, a cat using its claws managed to open the closed door to its owners’ (aka mom and dad’s) bedroom. The cat began biting the mom — hard and repeatedly — until the mom woke up. It turns out there was a fire in the house. The cat’s actions saved […]
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” Carlos Casteneda What do you choose today?