on the hunt for varieties of strengths

on the hunt for varieties of strengths

I start my day with a loving kindness meditation. “May you be safe. May you be strong. May you live with joy. May you be peaceful and it at ease.” I wish these things for myself, my loved ones, strangers, enemies, and all beings. I learned this meditation technique...
Share your strengths with compassion

Share your strengths with compassion

I am considering the kind promise “I will share my strengths compassionately.” The last word in that promise makes all the difference. Last week, I encouraged myself (and you) to show up in life as is – warts and all – knowing that by revealing our authentic selves,...
share the gift of you

share the gift of you

This month, I am exploring the kind promise “I will share my strengths compassionately.) Several years ago, a woman in a good mood got on the bus. She chattered happily, explaining that she had just finished her volunteer shift at a nursing home. Residents there were...
Asking for help builds strength

Asking for help builds strength

Asking for help is a counter-cultural activity right from the start. It requires awareness of my own needs and limitations. The dominant US, culture is steeped in the myth of the rugged individualist, independent and self-sufficient. That cowboy doesn’t need help. I...