“You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.” ~ Stewart O’Nan Have you ever said, ‘This is unacceptable!’ or ‘I can’t live this way!’? How did you feel when you said this? I’mContinue reading “Acceptance is the Key”
“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”
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”― Alan Wilson Watts One day, after living in sobriety for several years – working daily on discovering, uncovering and healing – I noticed that everything felt easier. I wasn’t struggling with depression, anxiety and theContinue reading “I’m Flowing”
Awakenings begin with awareness and are surrounded by awareness. They happen in stillness and when we are willing to fully experience our lives.
A shift in perspective can change everything.
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”
I was sitting in my garden when I said ‘yes’. I felt completely at peace for the first time in years and experienced a deep knowing that all would be well. The moment was fleeting but I seemed to see with a newly found clarity that comes from a change in perspective. I’ve thought aboutContinue reading “An Awakening Experience”
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”
“When you’re aligned with your Soul, you’re aligned with the whole.” ~ Kris Franken Plumb bobs are weights suspended by string and are used to indicate verticality. Egyptians used them to build the pyramids and builders throughout the ages have used them to determine if framing and walls are “plumb” or perfectly vertical. In theContinue reading “In Alignment”
“Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are popular topics right now with many people giving it a try only to fall away quickly, claiming their minds are just too busy, they can’t sit still longContinue reading “Stay Grounded with Mindfulness”