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 […]
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 […]
Hearts are a multi-purpose system of physical stamina, energetic well-springs, cellular wisdom and sanctuaries for our emotions. Now, more than ever, in our fractious and divided world we need to be reminded of the power of the heart. It is through the heart that we bridge chasms, find common ground and recognize the humanness in […]
In three minutes, Sabrina Benaim beautifully and powerfully explains the often misunderstood concept of depression. Brava! Very well done!
Recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas have brought blood shed, once again, to our front doors. Our country is divided by skin color, religions, political affiliations, bank accounts, education, ethnicity, opportunities, and neighborhoods. So is our world. This violence is very painful — and scary, too. It reflects too much fear. And fear, like […]
This is a short and inviting TED talk that reminds us that our idiosyncrasies can be a doorway to creativity and wholeness. Onward in loving and accepting our unique selves!
50 dead, 53 injured. Traumatized survivors. Doubled-over loved ones. A city, a state, a nation reeling in disbelief and horror. The worst mass shooting in US history. This kind of tragedy brings us to our knees. And it gives us pause. What can we do after Orlando? The short answer: love more. It’s that simple. […]
Have you ever read something that resonates with you so deeply that you want to share it with everyone? So, it is with this suggested benediction by Sister Joan Chittister, from her book, A Monastery Almanac. It’s a blessing in the form of a challenge to co-create change. Simple. Profound. Doable. Potentially powerful. Thank you, Sister Joan. I […]
When we pass over, we are welcomed by loved ones. We are also given the opportunity — in the presence of a guardian angel type — to review our life. I imagine the angel says something like, “Let’s roll the videotape” and every frame of our life unfolds before us. We each get to see where we acted […]
Women of certain generations were brought up to please, aid, assist, and make life easier for everyone. They were trained to be the most excellent of handmaidens and helpmates. It was their raison d’être. They were not to stand out, stand above, or be noticed. They were to be the silent and ever-present servers and […]