Recently, I had the undeniable pleasure of having dinner with a rock star. No acoustic guitar or thumping drums here, this star is Julia Cook, a former teacher and school guidance counselor, who now rocks kids’ worlds. More specifically, she is an award-winning children’s book author, parenting expert, and favored inspirational keynote speaker. Julia takes […]
Everything is a lesson of compassion. - Adele Ryan McDowell
Most of us are more than ready for this winter to be o-v-e-r. It has been a weight of ice and snow and bitter cold. We are ready for the forsythia to waves its yellow wands and the crocus to show their purple heads and happily announce, “It’s spring!” And we love spring. It’s palpable; […]
Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the infinite peace to you. – Adapted from ancient Gaelic runes Isn’t that a lovely blessing? There is a long form, with more […]
This talk is approximately 15 minutes of wonderfulness from Dr. George Lombardi, an infectious disease specialist who came to treat Mother Teresa. This was part of 2012 The Moth and World Science Festival. The theme was Stories of Flashpoints. In a very funny, real, and heartfelt way, Dr. Lombardi tells us how he was approached and came to help […]
It is not easy being a lightworker and healer in today’s world. Challenges have been plentiful and hard-hitting and there have been portals of initiation that have moved you to a new platform, a new way of being. It’s as if you have stepped up and into an expanded perspective. You are operating from a […]
“Today, give yourself permission to rest.” Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D.
We would all agree that the world is fast, frenzied, and chock-a-block with sensory stimuli, challenges, and change. Where is terra firma, we might ask as we bend on our knees, take deep breaths, and straddle that big balancing board called life. We attempt to stay upright, but life does life. We can find ourselves […]
This made me laugh. Click on the photo to get a bigger, better cartoon. Many thanks to Rick from Holy Mole cartoons (https://www.facebook.com/holymolecartoon) sharing this great one with us.
We are rapidly moving forward with ping-ponging planetary activity. Our world course is hurtling towards a new consciousness. These shifts, changes, and transformations on both the micro and macro levels have not always come easily. Change can sometimes feel counter-intuitive, wrongly timed, unasked for, and just plain bothersome. “Really, me, you want me to do […]