Thresholds and Transitions

I recently had a virtual conversation with a good friend. Even though we live about 2 hours apart, we have refrained from getting together for our usual Mexican food and drinks for almost a year. I haven’t eaten out inside a restaurant for almost as long. I miss conversations with my friend so we decidedContinue reading “Thresholds and Transitions”

The Power of Words

It’s not possible to change your childhood, especially childhood trauma. But I think it is possible to connect to your authentic self and with the hopes and desires of your youth through patience, gentle perseverance, and Grace. Through my previous career working with abused and neglected children, I’ve discovered little pieces of wisdom from therapistsContinue reading “The Power of Words”

Snow, Silence and Solitude

The first snow of early winter arrived this week. Since the weather guy predicted warmer temperatures later in the week, I eagerly headed to the woods for a much needed walk and contemplation amid this first hint of winter. Have you ever noticed the silence of snow? It’s not the absence of sound actually. ItContinue reading “Snow, Silence and Solitude”

In Praise of Sadness

I was searching for a specific handout for a workshop I was developing and ran across 5 others on various topics but did not find the handout I was seeking! Murphy’s law? Perhaps. Among those 5 other handouts, was a collection of poetry for times of loss and grief from an in-service for pastoral careContinue reading “In Praise of Sadness”

May You Live in Interesting Times

There is an old Irish toast, I believe, which goes something like “may you live in interesting times”. I don’t know about you but I’ll forgo interesting for dull and boring at this point. I’m probably showing my age, but I cannot seem to recall in my lifetime a more uncertain and scary time thanContinue reading “May You Live in Interesting Times”

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