Going in Grace

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

go in Peace go in Kindness go in Love go in Faith….go in Grace            sam baker When we are mindful, we are  aware and accepting of  our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. The month of October brings the change in seasons, Halloween and the online Mindfulness Summit. Each day […]

Balancing Endings with Beginnings

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

It’s that time of year when we find ourselves balancing the activities that signal the end of the year with the celebrations of ringing in the New Year!  This time of balance is a wonderful opportunity for reflection. With relationships of any nature, we are most likely to experience joy and success in our relationship […]

Falling Into It

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

  Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.  – Edwin Way Teale Every year I feel it creeping up on me. That subtle shift in the rhythm of the days, the deepening of nights. Really, […]

Getting Started….Staying With It

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

“Just START…STOP over-thinking it, STOP trying to control it all …”  –JLW For some of us, it is the Starting that is troublesome.  The Starting something new, not knowing the rules or the outcome.  The newness-factor that inhibits our ability to “just start”.  So, we think about our New Year’s Intentions with great gusto, and […]

New Year’s Intentions

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”  -Ellen Goodman Do you still find yourself in […]

Listening to Vulnerability

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way home… My son and I were making our daily drive home from school.  After we had gotten thru the mundane stuff, mainly me asking about tonight’s homework, he confided that a fellow student had been getting on his nerves.  I invited him to “go on, tell me more.”  But, as he […]

Solitude Matters

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

“..being in the fog does not have to mean being altogether lost” Joan Anderson, A Year By The Sea When I am engrossed in life, I can be overcome with the feeling that there is never enough time.  I tend to fall back on black-and-white, either-or, yes-or-no thinking. When I do not have time alone,  I find that I […]

The Space To Be Close

Monday, April 30th, 2012

“If I didn’t argue with you, I wouldn’t have been married to you for 72 years” Selma and Kenny Depending on which book you are reading, the experts say that the secret to a long and happy relationship is “do not argue with your partner” or “go ahead, argue.”  I wonder if this either-or-way of […]

Change One Thing…Enjoy Many Rewards

Monday, March 19th, 2012

There are givens in life that we cannot change, such as our boss’s mood, the traffic on our way home, our partner’s behavior. There are also things that we can change…our own thoughts, feelings and actions. Are you one of many people who are stuck and overwhelmed at the idea that there are too many […]

Just Breathe: Your Daily Balancing Act (Part 1)

Monday, March 12th, 2012

How can I find balance when I am juggling so many things?”  This is the question I often hear when I suggest that someone find their inner balance.  This is the question we ponder when we are focused on the outside world and not on inner balance.  When we focus on the outside world, we […]