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…

Put the phone down.

I have let this device take over my life. It was an insidious coup. But today I am reclaiming my leadership in the territory.  I found a remarkable little feature, tucked quietly in the back corner of my settings menu, called “Downtime”. It allows me the ability to turn off the cacophony of notifications while…

Living Within/Believing Beyond

“Can’t you just get a solid, inexpensive used car?” That is a common response to my choice of not replacing my vehicle with another one. Going from driving to taking Uber is a paradigm shift…and it requires knowing how to use the clutch. It does help me live within my means more effectively, even as…

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…

Where is your fire?

I wonder what underlying message is being derived from the “be all you can be” type of advertising campaign I see more and more? The ads I see regarding this concept of anything being possible are images of astronauts, doctors, athletes, etc.  When the ad is over I look at my life and could be…

When Life Comes Apart At The Seams

My grandmother lovingly pieced this together before her eyesight left her unable to do the quilting.  She gave it to me to finish.  I had attempted small quilting projects but nothing of this size.  I started right away! Years of watching Little House On The Prairie flooded my mind with images of simpler times, evoked…

What Are You Waiting For?

In my experience waiting is active not passive.   There is much to be done as we wait for that brighter day, better opportunity, arrival of a person, relief from pain… More than a list of things to do, preparation is also the time we take to observe where we are, who we are and…