Acceptance / Adaptability / awareness / Being present / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Faith / Gratitude / Love / We Are Connected

Thankful for… Yes, AND

I’m thankful for: The air I breathe ANDThe humbling reminder we don’t live forever. The people who care ANDThe people–whether harsh or vulnerable–who remind us we need to be more empathetic. The opportunity to pause, look inward, and work out my issues ANDThe opportunity to recognize and embrace others are either acting out or working … Continue reading

How Do We Get Back to Being ONE?
Adaptability / awareness / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Faith / Fear / Love / Relationships / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

How Do We Get Back to Being ONE?

On top of the usual tears and lump in my throat that catch me each year around 9/11, I also feel a different kind of deep sadness, the same I’ve felt for the past several years, the same I’ve felt ever since politically incorrect, brash, aggressive, separatist words and actions have overthrown common decency in … Continue reading

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky
Adaptability / awareness / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Forgiveness / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Love / Moving On / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky

Have you ever had one of those rare ah-hah moments—the kind that crystallize your positive thinking and self-awareness so much that you have no choice but to fully submit to its purity and power? I was fortunate today to have such a moment, one that brought me to tears. It felt as though a tsunami … Continue reading

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office
BASIC NEEDS series / Empathy / Love / We Are Connected

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office

It’s been a tough year, an emotionally heavy year. I’ve seen the worst in people this year–the absolute worst–and I’m unsettled with what I’ve seen. But SPRING is here, and I’m inspired once again by the first flowers of the season. They remind me of the promise of rebirth and hope, enough that I’m starting … Continue reading

Unresolved Trauma: Like Dying on the Cross
Adversity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Escapism / Facing Reality / Forgiveness / Relationships / Self-Help / We Are Connected

Unresolved Trauma: Like Dying on the Cross

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” After reading a book this week on the sometimes debilitating effects of unresolved trauma on a person’s life, I couldn’t help but make the correlation to what is referred to as Holy Week in the Christian faith. This is the week where Christians around the world … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS:  Authenticity–Know Thyself (The Oscars & Fool’s Gold)
Authenticity / BASIC NEEDS series / Empathy / Moving On / Staying Positive

BASIC NEEDS: Authenticity–Know Thyself (The Oscars & Fool’s Gold)

Early last week, I wrote a blog post about authenticity as part of my BASIC NEEDS series, only to have gotten a very negative review almost immediately afterwards. I took a whole different approach to writing it vs. the other posts of my series thus far on BASIC NEEDS. I was looking forward to writing … Continue reading