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

Unresolved Trauma: Like Dying on the Cross
Adversity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Escapism / Facing Reality / Forgiveness / Relationships / Self-Help / We Are Connected

Unresolved Trauma: Like Dying on the Cross

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” After reading a book this week on the sometimes debilitating effects of unresolved trauma on a person’s life, I couldn’t help but make the correlation to what is referred to as Holy Week in the Christian faith. This is the week where Christians around the world … Continue reading

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Fear / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob

More than once in a while, I am reminded my personal catastrophes are not so catastrophic. More than once in a while, I am reminded of my friends who died young and can’t weigh in their thoughts on my so-called problems. More than once in a while, I pay these friends my respects and give … Continue reading

9/11– For All That Ails Us, We Are Stronger Than We Know
Adaptability / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Self-Help

9/11– For All That Ails Us, We Are Stronger Than We Know

It is the anniversary of 9/11/2001, and the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City still loom vividly in the peripheral vision of many deeply affected by the events that day. Like floaters that block our ability to see, 9/11 continues to block the ability for some to live fully. Disasters have … Continue reading

Show. Don’t Tell. Let the Story Board Lead the Way.
Acceptance / Being present / Career Change / Change / Moving On / Self-Help / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive / Transition

Show. Don’t Tell. Let the Story Board Lead the Way.

To truly know where your head is at, let the board lead the way. If you ask a Ouija Board, “Where is my head at?” you may get an answer you have not bargained for. Why not instead try a Vision Board? It still allows you to let your fingers do some walking but the … Continue reading

Stripping out the Dead Vines of the Soul
Acceptance / Moving On / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / Self-Help / Sorting it Out

Stripping out the Dead Vines of the Soul

As sometimes happens, my head was full of haphazard clutter today. When I get that way, I often seek something mindless to do to escape my thoughts, but the opposite usually occurs in the process. While engaging in some meditative activity–like cutting back a half-dead tomato patch–my mind is free to work out the mental … Continue reading

The Soulful Fruits of Winter – Off Season for a Reason?
Being present / Nature & Hiking / Self-Help / Sorting it Out

The Soulful Fruits of Winter – Off Season for a Reason?

It’s only February but the cherry tomatoes pay no attention to the calendar. For them, this mild winter is a minor interruption in their quest to produce. Frost has not yet made an appearance this winter in Southern California. Sure, it’s cold, but in the absence of frost, the plants remain busy. So busy, in … Continue reading