Awareness leads to what?

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?”

In Alignment

“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”

Under the Influence

Whenever I see a rainbow, I feel as if everything is possible. I feel as if I’m truly present and under the influence of joy. When I hear or read the phrase, under the influence, I immediately think of alcohol or drug use but we can be “under the influence” in many ways. How aboutContinue reading “Under the Influence”

Pay Attention When Awareness Knocks

You once told meYou wanted to findYourself in the world –And I told you toFirst apply within,To discover the worldwithin you. You once told meYou wanted to saveThe world from all its wars –And I told you toFirst save yourselfFrom the world,And all the warsYou put yourselfThrough. APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem This poem perfectlyContinue reading “Pay Attention When Awareness Knocks”

Let’s Talk about Shame

“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”

I Can Fly My Kite Everyday

Flow is an attitude, a mind-set that allows you to feel as if you can fly your kite everyday, even when there is no wind. I clearly remember when I attained the big milestone of 5 years of sobriety – I was irritated and unhappy – not because I had chosen sobriety – I actuallyContinue reading “I Can Fly My Kite Everyday”