trust, New Year

Trust for the New Year

All I Want for the New Year is Trust I’ve been thinking about grace, faith, and trust a lot recently. At 60, I still don’t have much trust in myself, life, or a higher power aka God. Deep down, I don’t really trust that things work out for the best. Trust seems like foreign territory…

healing, peace, bridges

Building Bridges of Compassion

Be a blessing to others by building bridges of compassion. Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. – Mark Sorensen  These are simple, yet profound ideas. The world has…

Dali Lama, compassion

Living Compassion

Living Compassion Happy Belated Birthday to the Dali Lama! The Dali Lama, and spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday at the Global Compassion Summit in southern California. He was joined by numerous celebrities and a crowd of 18,000 supporters! When I think of compassion and kindness, I think of the Dali Lama.…

priorities, values,

Lessons from a Pickle Jar

Here are some great lessons from a pickle jar! Some of you may be familiar with this video or its message. Basically, the video reminds us to start with the important things first. It shows us in a simple and visual way how to prioritize our lives. Brian Tracy calls this “Eat the Frog!” In…

spring flowers, joy, poetry

Conflicted Constructs

Conflicted Constructs feelings conflicted life challenging soul choices opportunity? ~ This post comes from a building feeling of internal unrest. I’ve been feeling blocked and not knowing what to write about because I want to be honest with my feelings, and I also want to empower and uplift others with my words. Reading about a…

Ancient trees, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 206

This week Awesome Stories brings you magic gardens, grace, cosmic perspective, beauty, mastery and love. Magic Gardens This is a wonderful story of a teacher who nurtured her vision to create a place of learning and community in what was once a barren school lot. When asked why she wanted to work at Oakland School,…

2014 farewell post

Farewell Sweet and Sour 2014

Farewell Sweet and Sour 2014   I find that I can not go quietly in the night I must acknowledge the darkness and light filled with bubbling joys and crashing lows this messy human life as time flows with your support my hope grows rooted in love and divine glows ~ Please join me in…

flow, photography

Finding the Flow

There is a pace that aligns with the flow of life. The pace that works for me seems to be a balance of awareness and engagement. Too much engagement (doing) and I lose myself to the experience, which can be fun, but doesn’t seem like flow for me. Too much awareness (being) and I get…

vulnerability, indecision

Bitter Medicine

Today I’m going to share some bitter medicine.  Yesterday was a hard day financially and emotionally. I lost in one day, three weeks worth of investment gains, leaving me financially and emotionally wiped out. I can’t seem to get ahead financially or emotionally. Then I realized part of the reason is that I keep standing…