Cultivating Purpose

Cultivating Purpose

In these in-between times of pandemic, we each need a reason to get up and moving and sustain ourselves across quiet days of isolation. Purpose can be an animating factor. Purpose, suggests Kira M. Newman isn’t something we find. It’s something we “can cultivate...
Inviting Joy in the Midst of Illness

Inviting Joy in the Midst of Illness

When you are ill, there are days when your body needs careful, loving attention and you can’t begin to think about joy. That’s okay. Know that those days won’t last forever. Joy will come, but you may need to invite it. Let your mouth curve into a smile. Think “in...
Mindfulness and illness

Mindfulness and illness

How does being mindful help you navigate the ups and downs of illness? Fear, anger, and grief ride in the slipstream of illness. It can be overwhelming. If you train your mind to focus on one small piece of reality, the overwhelm diminishes. While you’re holding...
How to find gratitude in dark times

How to find gratitude in dark times

When everything in our lives is going the way we think it ought, we feel surrounded by blessings. It’s easy to feel grateful. In dark times, though, when our relationships are full of conflict, our bodies are failing, or the world around us is in an uproar, it’s hard...