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Using criticism as a growth tool
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      4 comments

This is worth considering: If a criticism hurts you, that means that you are defending against what you believe to be true and are in denial about. It doesn’t mean that you have to realize they are right yet, it just means that you will argue w... Read more
You have not grown old
Saturday, September 26, 2015      5 comments

You have not grown old, and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret. Rainer Maria Ri... Read more
We belong
Monday, September 21, 2015      4 comments

“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me abou... Read more
Down to the basics
Thursday, September 10, 2015      6 comments

The Grand Tetons, on the Colorado River this summer I watched a Utube video today of a woman who stripped down to her undies on a busy street, ... Read more
Writing it down
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      4 comments

I have found that writing thoughts/plans/schedules down is of help. So, I am going to do that. My commitment to myself is to make better use of my time - less time on FB, and the Internet in general. Limit to 60 minutes a day. TV limit 60 minu... Read more
"The Beautiful People."
Friday, August 21, 2015      7 comments

I'm at the beach. Time for pause, and, reflection. Walking past a group of young, tanned, and toned life-guards today my DH commented: "there go the beautiful people." OK, sure, they looked good. They have worked hard to stay in r... Read more
Re-committing.To what?
Monday, July 27, 2015      6 comments

I ask myself to dig deep. Deeper. Deeper still. I feel that I am a superficial person, though I do care about people, animals, the environment, and etc. Yet, I seem to be so focused upon myself. I don't want to spend my days thinking about ... Read more
Sad, depressed
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      5 comments

Why am I stressed, and depressed? It's because my relationship with my son has come to the point that I cannot talk to him without him attacking me verbally. His behavior ... Read more
Is enough enough?
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      7 comments

I could scream - if my voice wasn't so weak, and cracked from coughing! I've had it with this cold, and I want my health, and vitality back. Now! And I just heard the forecas... Read more
Nothing lasts forever
Sunday, March 01, 2015      8 comments

Why complain about the status quot - the coldness of this long winter, a family, financial, or health issue, the government, the neighbor's dog barking, and etc? Ev... Read more
Cold winter rest
Saturday, February 28, 2015      6 comments

I give up - to the (seemingly) never-ending winter, the frigid weather, the slip on the ice, the chest cold that is reminding me that nature is in charge. No use to ... Read more
Making the "impossible" possible
Saturday, February 21, 2015      3 comments

Sometimes it feels as if winter will go on forever (today is one of those days): it will always be cold, and hard. It's a good simile for how life can feel when we seem... Read more
Pause, restart
Friday, February 20, 2015      3 comments

The amaryllis on my windowsill had a glorious run - four brilliant, peach/tangerine blossoms. Now, they are done, and the life goes back into the bulb in order to bloom again ... Read more
Rest, and breathe
Thursday, February 19, 2015      6 comments

Just as this tree is taking a slumber amidst the frigid winter, and snow - waiting for the right time to spring into activity, we must do likewise, as needed. We must re... Read more
Practicing tonglen
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      3 comments

I'm reading "Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty, and Change by Pema Chodron. She's a western buddhist teacher/monk. Tonglen is an interesting practice, and is in direct... Read more

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