15 Open Hearted Questions for the New Year

So many people start the New Year with a resolve to change their lives in some form or fashion. And many start out with lots of energy but about now, the allure of being “different” in this new year has waned. So, I’ve gathered several questions from different sources for your contemplation as invitations throughoutContinue reading “15 Open Hearted Questions for the New Year”

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”

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”

Project Labyrinth

Solvitur Ambulando “It is solved by walking”. This quote is attributed to St. Augustine. Walking prayer. Walking meditation. Peace in every step. I’ve experienced the peace of walking a labyrinth and after attending a Verditas https://www.veriditas.org/ facilitator training workshop in January, 2020, I knew I had to build one in our backyard. If you’ve attendedContinue reading “Project Labyrinth”

Go gently . . .

I have avoided writing for some time now. I suppose, like most people, I’m fatigued. Zoom fatigued. COVID19 fatigued, Change fatigued. Decision fatigued. Why are you so racist? Fatigued. Wear a mask and avoid people fatigued. I’m tired. I’m grumpy and if there was a dwarf named angry, I’d be her too! And I don’tContinue reading “Go gently . . .”

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