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 […]

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 […]

Change Is Waiting

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Are you waiting for things to change?  When we function from a place of “When they,” “If only they would,” or “As soon as they,” we are waiting for change. Waiting for  others to do something different before I can change is a big ‘ol red flag that I am stuck, overwhelmed and feeling vulnerable.  That […]