For all anxiety and fear, all sufferings in boundless measure, their source and wellspring is the mind itself. --Shantideva I am having trouble with my morning PCA staffing. These are the people I count on to help me get out of bed in the morning, get dressed, get on...read more
I just cleared my calendar for 10 days of vacation. It was such a joyous task: looking at routine items on each day and deleting them. For 10 days I will be away from routine, seeing sites, hearing sounds and enjoying new experiences. Hope is such fun! I was expecting...read more
It seems my entire adult life has been a process of befriending my mind. It began in an EA 12 step group in Winston-Salem North Carolina with the Just For Today’s. (It’s interesting that, in this brave new connected world, I could find them most easily on an EA...read more
Creative journaling prompt: What did you learn about having a body from your family of origin? [A list*) Bodies are inconsequential vehicles to carry around what’s important: the brain/mind If you go out, wear lipstick. Eat three meals a day. Dinner should include...read more
I’m beginning an exploration into how I – how we – can increase our compassion for our bodies. The dominant culture doesn’t help. In her book, Beauty Sick, researcher Renée Engeln gives us the sad demographics: 34% of five-year-old girls engage in deliberate dietary...read more
These last few days, I had the privilege of watching the online Mindful Relationships Summit. Here is some wisdom from Dr. Harville Hendrix: The universe is connection. Everything is connecting to everything, everywhere all the time. Since we are threads in the...read more
How can our lives become more compassionate and creative – even in the face of difficulty? How can we connect with the sacred? I explore these questions by practicing the kind promises, report my wrangling here and summarize my discoveries in a monthly newsletter.