Riding the Wave

I don’t have time to find a picture this morning. I feel like I’m living life on a surf board trying to stay ahead of (or with?) the wave. I don’t know how surfing works but that is the mental image that comes to mind when I do an internal status check. Balance! That’s a…

Remembering

“When you’re dreaming with a broken heart the waking up is the hardest part. You roll out of bed and down  on your knees and for a moment you can hardly breathe…” John Mayer’s poignant song Dreaming With A Broken Heart came across my Pandora feed this afternoon.  The entire song brings back memories of…

Making Peace

On page 23 of the Aug/Sept 2015 issue of Weavings Catherine Cavanagh quotes Thich Nhat Hanh: “Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.  If we are at war with our parents, our family, our society, or our church, there is probably…

Unpacking Bits of Me

Do you know this feeling?… You have arrived at your destination and have begun to unpack when “AAAAgh!” you realize you left some important things behind! We probably all recognize that moment when we have to suddenly decide if we can work around not having those items we left behind…or must we invest in new…

Go Color Your World With Hope!

2016 is like a white canvas before us! It’s a challenging year ahead for everyone.  There are tough decisions to be made as our country faces another presidential election and new threats to our safety and peace. There is debris from 2015 still to sort through and put right even as threat of more upheaval looms heavy on the…

What’s In My Hand?

Perhaps we have the most influence over the climate of our society as individuals. Rather than differing groups pushing against one another for change, or just “letting them have it” because they’re destructive/harmful (and, of course, we’re not…really!?!) and we have the freedom to cut loose on them… …rather than that, might there be a…