Step Away From The Storm

Around 10 o’clock on a recent morning, I looked down and noticed that my toes were hanging just over the edge of my own inner spiral. The day had not gone as planned so far and the scheduled events that were to follow were already beginning to unravel, taking the last threads of my patienceContinue reading “Step Away From The Storm”

Looking For Helpers

There is a place near my house where I like to run. It’s a 5-mile wooded trail surrounding and overlapping a reservoir, little of which I travel having a love-hate relationship with running. Even when the dirt path and small bridges are crowded with people, there is still so much untouched nature that you can’tContinue reading “Looking For Helpers”

Resistance & Resilience

One of my favorite fables is about a farmer whose only horse runs away. Once lost, the farmer’s neighbors express pity and remorse, but the farmer only utters “We shall see”. When found with several other horses, the neighbors are congratulatory and celebratory. The farmer expresses the same acceptance. Then the farmer’s son is injuredContinue reading “Resistance & Resilience”

Detachment

Like Reiki and all things spirit, I also cannot get enough of psychology and relationship research! Among my favorites is attachment theory. This is a psychological theory stating that the connections that we form as children, beginning in infancy, will shape our future relationships with others, ourselves, and even our perception of the world. ItContinue reading “Detachment”

Steady Your Jar

On a recent call with an amazing and insightful woman she was talking about all of the tasks on her list and declared “Multitasking is really a lie that we tell ourselves. I mean, I am one person who can do one thing at a time.” Obviously, she wasn’t just talking about patting her headContinue reading “Steady Your Jar”

Finding Value

A few months ago I read an excerpt from a book that I find myself quoting several times a week. In Think Like a Monk, Jay Shetty recounts a time that he was walking with one of his teachers from his ashram. When they passed a fellow monk reciting scripture by heart, an admiring JayContinue reading “Finding Value”

Savor the Small Stuff

Recently I heard an interview with poet Ross Gay. In 2019, Ross published a book of essays containing daily moments of delight that he recorded over the course of a year. Regardless of the days’ challenges, he made a commitment to finding something that brought him even a small moment of happiness. During the interviewContinue reading “Savor the Small Stuff”

Dono Bella – An Introduction

Of all the things I have learned and been told, my mother’s persistent suggestion “You can’t always change your circumstances, but you can change your attitude” is the one that stands out to me the most.  A seemingly simple idea it begs the question: How?  How can I change my attitude in challenging circumstances?  InContinue reading “Dono Bella – An Introduction”