Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies
Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge / Empathy / Fear / Lessons From the Rose Garden SERIES / Sorting it Out / We Are Connected

Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies

Bullies have appeared in great number recently. Gang-like, they infiltrate, taking more than their share. But they are here for a reason: Through our actions, we’ve invited them into our personal space. Unknowingly, we’ve fed them exactly what they’ve wanted most, and we are paying the price for it. I happen to be talking about … Continue reading

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky
Adaptability / awareness / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Forgiveness / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Love / Moving On / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky

Have you ever had one of those rare ah-hah moments—the kind that crystallize your positive thinking and self-awareness so much that you have no choice but to fully submit to its purity and power? I was fortunate today to have such a moment, one that brought me to tears. It felt as though a tsunami … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure
Adaptability / Adversity / awareness / balance / Challenge / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Lessons From the Rose Garden SERIES / Transition / We Are Connected

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure

  Alas, the beautiful flowering rose bushes that captured our hearts at the garden center last week have turned to crunchy critters within a week of bringing them home, courtesy of unseasonable 100-degree temps here in Arizona. The roses are in new soil and a new environment, which is tough enough on its own. Add … Continue reading

Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray
Acceptance / Adaptability / Attachment / Authenticity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Facing Reality / Fear / Positive Self-Image

Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray

I’m going gray. Actually, I’ve been going gray for almost 10 years now. I’m only recently ready to come to grips with that fact enough to truly accept it, to accept that this is who I am. What’s been keeping me from the truth? Vanity? Yes. But what’s underneath that vanity? A need to be … Continue reading

Still Learning Wise and Wonderful Lessons From Mom
Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Love

Still Learning Wise and Wonderful Lessons From Mom

Just when I suppose I’ve learned all I can from my mom, she says something simple that shines a light on my periodic limited thinking–the kind of thinking that is self-centered or petty. I’ll never know whether she does it on purpose (meant as a passive, gentle guiding nudge) or whether it’s my own evolving, … Continue reading

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office
BASIC NEEDS series / Empathy / Love / We Are Connected

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office

It’s been a tough year, an emotionally heavy year. I’ve seen the worst in people this year–the absolute worst–and I’m unsettled with what I’ve seen. But SPRING is here, and I’m inspired once again by the first flowers of the season. They remind me of the promise of rebirth and hope, enough that I’m starting … Continue reading

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?
Adaptability / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Freedom / Imagination / Playing in the Mud

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?

What if the treasure isn’t BELOW you? What if it’s ABOVE you? What if it’s simply IN you? Is your perspective so ingrained that you would miss the sign, even an obvious one? What if DOWN is really UP? And UP is really DOWN? What if there is no UP or DOWN, only HERE and … Continue reading