Mindful poetry III

Mindful poetry III

It is time to let go of my thirst for accomplishment and slowly, gently sink into this moment nowhere to go nothing to prove branches scrape love songs on the winter sky – – – – – – – – Welcome to this moment a new, new normal each day begins checking symptoms do my...
Mindful poetry II

Mindful poetry II

Sometimes you forget your own truth the lives you see lived only a click away seem so much brighter and bolder and richer than yours you think you want that but center down feel the air moving past your nostrils this is your life here and now how will you live it?...
Mindful poetry I

Mindful poetry I

In this moment in this place in this body I am wistful over days when I could leap into action. That was then. In THIS moment the motors of the garage doors clickety grind as Neighbors come and go they have someplace else to be I am herein this placein this body in...
finding well-being when you are sick

finding well-being when you are sick

Especially when we are physically ill or disabled, well-being is important. Amidst chronic illness, we sometimes think well-being is beyond us. It’s not. Being cured or being what the dominant culture thinks of as “healthy” may not be achievable, but we can still work...
Creating a well-being quiz

Creating a well-being quiz

This month, I am focusing on spending my days in ways that enhance my own and others’’ well-being. This begs the question: what is well-being? I love the expression because it sidesteps notions of “cure” or “healthiness,” both of which are beyond me at the moment....
Forgiving past wrongs

Forgiving past wrongs

Sometimes, it’s the old hurts that seem deepest and deadliest. Those are the ones we hang on to. They come to define us. They seem inescapable. For example, the national leader of a religious community with which I have a small connection was charged with sexual...