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”

I’m Flowing

“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”

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”

Resilience

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”

The Importance of Community

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”