Have you ever written anything like this in a journal? Or have you just thought it, day after day? I have to admit to thinking this and pushing uncomfortable feelings away not just day after day but year after year. Why would I ever want to sit with uncomfortable feelings that aren’t clear? I canContinue reading “Awareness leads to what?”
Choosing to be still, to do nothing in often the best action you can talke.
Courageousness occurs when we’re afraid and face the fear anyway .
Originally Posted on February 5, 2021 It was such a relief to discover that I wasn’t alone and that I was understood. I wasn’t the only person to feel the way I felt. I wasn’t unique and many others had lived my life and had found the support they needed to feel whole. Yes, IContinue reading “Discovering that I’m Not Alone”
The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food. ~ Dean Ornish I felt a visceral void within me for years. It was growing and becoming more noticeable. Finally, when it became impossible to ignore, I remember weighing my choices and I’m so grateful I choseContinue reading “The Importance of Community”
“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.“ ~ Brené Brown “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” There are so many wonderful quotes available about shame that I could just devote this whole blog to that andContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Shame”
My trip to Costa Rica left me feeling changed – expanded. Leaving my usual routines and allowing myself to go with the flow and just enjoy the beauty and the differences was the respite that I needed but it also opened a new door. Where this will lead me remains to be seen but I’mContinue reading “Re-entry”
It doesn’t matter whether there is a thick blanket of clouds, pouring rain or blue bird skies – most of us can determine if we’ll see the sun or not. I used to feel like Eeyore all the time – at least inside. I always had a happy looking exterior because I didn’t want anyoneContinue reading “Discover the Sun”
I wish there was one simple recipe to guarantee an awakening that would look like a perfect chocolate soufflé. Maybe this: Start by carefully whipping up some awareness in a stainless steel bowl then gently fold in an open heart – add a dash of honesty and bake with love for 25 minutes. To keepContinue reading “Awakenings”
It’s so easy to ignore the early inklings of awareness. It’s like an emerging hint of color in my garden that I dismiss as a shadow. But, there it is again. Is it a weed or an acorn planted by the neighborhood jay? I didn’t plant it so I decide not to pay attention, forContinue reading “The Growth of Awareness”