nurturing and celebrating connections

nurturing and celebrating connections

I have been working on a painting of elephants. (When it’s finished, I will post it and add a link.) Things are going well so far. The other day I thought about adding a few bright and unexpected colors. If I add them, will it ruin what’s there? I worried. As I pulled...
Remember how to connect – in person!

Remember how to connect – in person!

Last Saturday, my husband and I got together with my two brothers and their wives. It’s the first time in about two years because of pandemic separations. There is something wonderful about being in the same room, breathing the same air. Yet, I immediately started to...
Practicing social connection skills

Practicing social connection skills

Dr. Richard Davidson, neuropsychologist at the Healthy Minds Institute, doesn’t like the term “social distancing.” A year ago, just as the pandemic was being recognized, he posted a YouTube video titled “Social Connection While We Are Physically Distancing.” Davidson...
Connecting with Right Speech

Connecting with Right Speech

I live in a quiet household. My husband and I don’t talk much anymore. This is not the cold silence of two people in conflict. It is, rather, a relaxed companionship. “Yogic tradition has it that speech must pass before three barriers prior to being uttered aloud....
This holy moment

This holy moment

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways to recognize the preciousness – the holiness – of each moment. At first, I considered words like “consecrate” and “sanctify.” They suggest that the choice comes from me. Instead, I want to acknowledge the sacredness of all that...