There are so many times in our lives when we hold back on caring for ourselves because we think it is selfish to do so. When we do this too often it becomes a habit and before we know it, we are pouring ourselves out so much that there is nothing left in our ‘container.’ … Continue reading Self-ish or Self-Love
I’ve been thinking a lot about the story in the Bible about how Jesus was asleep on a cushion in the stern of a boat while his disciples were battling a terrible squall. (Mark 4: 35-41) They woke Him up and said, “….don’t you care if we drown?” He got up and quieted the storm … Continue reading Asleep in the boat
So, I was walking up my driveway this morning and I looked down and saw this ‘weed’ growing up through the asphalt. It got me thinking… One of my favorite sayings is: There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen My little ‘weed’ could not have grown without that … Continue reading Pushing Through
My Mom spent her final two years in a nursing home, confined to a wheel chair, suffering from dementia. No matter how many times I went to see her there, I never got used to it. I would see many of the residents spending the day in the hallways, just sitting existing. I grew familiar … Continue reading Beauty in unexpected places
I had the great opportunity to spend the last few days on a boat with my sisters. My sisters and I have been through a lot these past few months, spending our days by our Mom’s bedside as she prepared to leave this world. After Mom passed, we went back to our own lives, as … Continue reading Wasted Time?
I don’t think that it’s unusual to wonder about how others see you. Most of us want to make a good impression and want others to like us. The question is, how far do we go to achieve that? When we begin to bend, to twist, and to distort ourselves, I think we’ve gone too … Continue reading Do you worry about how others see you?
I never pay much attention to my dreams. In fact, I don’t remember most of them. Once in a while I will have dream that frightens me so much that I make myself wake up. After I realize that it was just a dream, I force myself to stay awake for fear that when I … Continue reading Perhaps we should pay attention to our dreams
It’s been just over a year since I walked away from my work. Even though I wasn’t quite ready to leave, I felt I didn’t have a choice. Without getting into too much detail, I had to support my staff and myself. At the end of the day, I have to be true to … Continue reading It’s OK to walk away
I haven’t’ posted for a bit because I’ve been with my Mom for her last few weeks . About two weeks ago her earthly journey ended. Before I continue, let me acknowledge a few things: Yes, she was 93 years old and lived a full life Yes, she was in a nursing home with dementia … Continue reading But she’s still my Mom
I have to admit that peonies are one of my favorite flowers! They are just so magnificent and majestic. It takes a while before they burst open in all of their elegance, but it is worth the wait. They hide their beauty inside a perfectly formed round bud and who could ever guess that at … Continue reading Lessons learned from a peony