Today, I contemplate forgiveness -- and what it means to look at our past with kind eyes. Through eyes of love. What do we do when everything in us is screaming that things could have, or should have gone differently? We hold that screaming little child. We reassure her. We listen to her. We hear … Continue reading Glory & Grace
“We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine…” Photo by Sung Jin Cho on Unsplash This Beatles song keeps popping into my mind and unexpectedly flowing out of my mouth over the last few days and weeks. Sometimes the songs I hear, or find myself singing (seemingly out of nowhere) have messages, … Continue reading I’m Back! (In a Yellow Submarine…)
I still remember standing outside visiting with people after church. I could feel the warmth of the sunlight on my skin, but I couldn’t feel the compassion or understanding of those around me. It felt like an invisible curtain appeared right in front of my face as I talked with them -- you couldn’t see … Continue reading 10 Ways to Connect When You’re Feeling Isolated & Alone
Be kind to yourself. Be kind when you rewind. Be kind when you think no one is watching. Be kind even when people are. Sometimes it can be even harder to be kind to ourselves when we feel others are watching or judging us. That we’re somehow not worthy of this kindness, and honoring, or … Continue reading Be kind to yourself.
I sit down and open to a blank page in my journal. Tears stream down my face and I begin to write. I write everything I can think of, allowing each thought to pass through and make room for the next as I write them down on the page. At a certain point, the language … Continue reading The power of writing a letter to yourself.
I've been thinking a lot about the voice inside this week. And how no one can decide for us. It's up to us to listen to the voice within and follow where it leads. Only you know the language of your heart, and where it's asking you to go. Only you know the love it … Continue reading The sweet little voice inside, and the whispers of your heart.
As I play with putting together the pieces of my writing program in a new platform called Teachable... I've been thinking a lot about perfectionism. It is bringing me face to face, once again, over-and over-with this desire to have things be perfect -- just right. And there really is no such thing. We know … Continue reading Letting go of perfection for clarity, insight, and freedom instead.
This made me smile as I discovered it in my old writing folder... I hope you enjoy: Sitting on the exam table, I listened carefully as the physical therapist gave me instructions for the next exercise. This one, a stretch. I was to let my head to fall forward as far as it would go, … Continue reading Breathe. Relax. Allow.