gratitude  alchemy

gratitude alchemy

If you look online, it’s easy to find ideas for practicing gratitude. (Check this and that, for example.) Each day, when I go to my computer, I make a note of something for which I have been grateful in the last 24 hours. In addition, I am practicing “gratitude...
A continuum of advocacy.

A continuum of advocacy.

At a time in the world where there are so many issues calling out for our attention, it is hard to know where to put one’s energy. I have written before about how to recognize issues requiring advocacy. (Four years later, Paul Corby is still awaiting entry into a...
New H/W S/W combo requires reinvention skills

New H/W S/W combo requires reinvention skills

This month, I am turning to the kind promise “to reinvent my life whimsically.” At this significant level of disability, I depend entirely on others to help me with reinvention (and with everything else). Using the computer every day helps keep me connected (email and...
Befriending the Body 1: Our Beauty Sick Culture

Befriending the Body 1: Our Beauty Sick Culture

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...