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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...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 in my monthly newsletter.