“Q: When is the perfect time? A: Who can say, but probably somewhere between haste and delay – and it’s usually most wise to start today.”― Rasheed Ogunlaru I posted my last blog in May, 2022, and I’ve told myself that my excuses for not writing were good: I’ve been working; I’m busy; I’ve found myContinue reading “Where Have I Been?”
Category Archives: Awakening
Awakenings Are Messy!
What should an awakening look like? Is it neat and tidy and everything you expect or is it messy? I’m betting on messy and not at all what you would imagine. In the end, it is how it should be – an awakening. I was looking online for pithy and appropriate quotes about awakenings andContinue reading “Awakenings Are Messy!”
I Walked a Labyrinth and Awakened
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. ” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom I’ve been doing a lot of labyrinth walking lately while working with women in early recovery. Each time I introduce the labyrinth as a mindful meditation tool, I remember my first experienceContinue reading “I Walked a Labyrinth and Awakened”
Choosing to Act
doesn’t come out of thin air. Choosing to act usually comes after spending a protracted amount of time in a place of pain.
It Takes Courage to Change
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron It’s my life – not my mother’s – right? I thought I had done well in my efforts to not be like my mother and yet, when it mattered the most, I was paralyzed by the fears that all we fully programmedContinue reading “It Takes Courage to Change”
I Discovered More than I Expected
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin I used to be a pretty smart person. I was well-read, had lots of common sense and plenty of ideas about how things should be and how you should be. I could take care of myselfContinue reading “I Discovered More than I Expected”
Sit With Your Feelings and Awaken
Awakenings begin with awareness and are surrounded by awareness. They happen in stillness and when we are willing to fully experience our lives.
Choose To Be Still
Choosing to be still, to do nothing in often the best action you can talke.
A Shift in Perspective
A shift in perspective can change everything.
I remember being told that I was resilient. I knew I was receiving a compliment but I didn’t feel anything except exhaustion. As I think about this, I suppose I felt exhausted because I was coming out of a long and painful transition. I had been successful in the eyes of others but I hadContinue reading “Resilience”