Befriending your Journey-2

Befriending your Journey-2

When you are dealing with chronic illness, befriending your journey is like peeling an onion. You open the bulb and cry some while you peel and process a layer. You live a little while, discovering more, and then you process another layer and cry some more. In my...
allowing joy, allowing sadness

allowing joy, allowing sadness

This month’s promise is to “live joyfully for no apparent reason.” Lately, I’ve been thinking about joy as a flotation device. I have been sad because my left arm and hand have gotten weaker and less responsive. Often, I am unable to drive my wheelchair. Because of...
gratitude, well-being and joy

gratitude, well-being and joy

It is gratitude month – the month where I consider the kind promise “I will appreciate blessings.” I have been reading about practicing gratitude here and here (among others). One of the things I like about practicing the promises is the way that I get to give each...
Befriending the Mind 1 – just for today

Befriending the Mind 1 – just for today

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...