Journaling prompts to explore reinventing your life

Journaling prompts to explore reinventing your life

In Buddhist thought, there is an idea called “impermanence.” It’s a recognition that life is always changing. Just when you think you have things sorted, something shifts and you need to adapt. During these times of change, I use the kind promise “I will reinvent...

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Disarm your inner critic with self-compassion

Disarm your inner critic with self-compassion

I was 20 – an ambitious, hard-charging-perfectionist – when I was given a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. MS is a neurological disease whose symptoms may include fatigue, tingling, and paralysis. My initial response was to try to be “more perfect” in order to “beat” the...

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12 ways to boost your energy (even if you are ill)

12 ways to boost your energy (even if you are ill)

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If you, like me, live with chronic illness and disability, the answer is probably “yes!” (If you, like me, live in Minnesota, your answer might be “you betcha!”) Sometimes the “chronic” part of the journey drags us...

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Journaling prompts to explore the doldrums

Journaling prompts to explore the doldrums

Have you ever felt like the wind is gone from your sails… Your bungee has lost its bounce… You are wading in thigh-high waters? That’s how I have felt recently, without being able to put a finger on why or point to any significant changes in my life or health that...

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For what healing were you born?

For what healing were you born?

We often lead our lives with the expectation that we will be healthy and feel energetic. When something happens to disrupt that daydream, we feel betrayed and angry and lost. We need to find a new story to support us. Recently, I watched an old video with Stephen...

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Give what you have…

Give what you have…

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow            This quote made its way to my inbox this morning. I’ve been considering the kind promise “I will share strengths compassionately.” I’ve been focusing on...

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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 in my monthly newsletter.

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