Reading Between the Lines

I have devoured books from an early age. However, there has been a significantly different quality to the reading experience in recent times. I may not be able to express it in so many words, but I feel I must make the attempt. Time seems to slow down.  The gaps between the words seem more … Continue reading Reading Between the Lines

11 Ways to Be Present to Another’s Vulnerability

If you are the kind that needs research to validate what common sense and your heart will tell you easily enough, then you may want to listen to Brene Brown's brilliant TED talk, 'The Power of Vulnerability'.  Her research from hundreds of interviews led her to a breakdown and  she went to her therapist and … Continue reading 11 Ways to Be Present to Another’s Vulnerability

Beyond All Excuses

Sometimes the obvious is the last to be seen. Take the case of our favorite scapegoats.  No, you would not see them for what they really are.They are so well disguised and rationalized, that it is hard to recognize that they are only our favorite stories of blame. It may be the job that you detest, … Continue reading Beyond All Excuses

Lifelines – and why we cut them off.

Three questions: First Question: Are you aware of what nourishes you? It may be soaking in warm silence with a loved one. Or laughing for no reason with a child. Perhaps honoring a calling like painting, or singing, writing or creating in some manner. Maybe its simply walking on the beach or watching a sunset. Or seeing a … Continue reading Lifelines – and why we cut them off.

Key Lies in Seeing The Root of Things

Based upon case experience, I am suggesting below a model of inquiry that may help you realize and release core limiting beliefs about yourself. Consider this: As a child you were promised an outing by your cousin. But at the last minute you were told it is cancelled.  You feel let down and disappointed, sorry … Continue reading Key Lies in Seeing The Root of Things

Skeptics, Mystics & New Ways Forward…

I have learned not to dismiss things I do not understand.  I laughed when I first heard of Reiki and remote healing.  Until my back was against the wall and I was willing to try anything that did not threaten to worsen the existing situation.  Ever since, a more mature, open minded approach has brought … Continue reading Skeptics, Mystics & New Ways Forward…

Against the Grain

If your kindness has left you feeling foolish, any generosity has been taken advantage of, or your vulnerability has been used against you, you may wonder what you are doing in this world. You may suspect 'others' are right in their assessment of your 'impractical', 'out-of-touch with reality', 'naive' and 'gullible' nature. Worse of all, … Continue reading Against the Grain

Milestones… Smilestones.

Birth and death anniversaries are landmarks in the timelines of our life.  Marking beginnings and ends when we adhere to linear time.  Having had a natural gift for remembering dates, I have given them due recognition in the past.   But as loved ones departed, one after the other, somewhere I began to question the … Continue reading Milestones… Smilestones.

Busy as a Bee?

Ever noticed the subtle, secret satisfaction derived in complaining, "I am just too busy to do that right now!"? Here, 'that' can refer to anything from having fun, taking care of your self, spending quality time with loved ones, learning anything new ... or just about anything under the sun.  We get locked into patterns … Continue reading Busy as a Bee?