I’m reading a book about caring for plants to a group of second grade students. “What do plants need to live and grow?” I ask them. The students tell me what they know, how plants need water, soil, sunshine. At the end of the discussion, a girl with a cheery round face shoots up her […]
Welcome. Life is a sacred journey, but it doesn’t always feel that way. We can easily get lost in our daily demands and become disconnected from our spirit and source of inspiration. If you’re longing to connect more deeply with your Sacred self, and the Love that is at the core of your being, you’re in the right place. My work is about sharing the journey together, so that we can see the Divine nature shining through all of life, even in the difficult and ordinary moments.
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The day begins with breakfast. Breakfast can be toast — toast with peanut butter, toast with cheese, toast with butter and strawberry jam. Breakfast can be a soft boiled egg. Breakfast always has fruit — grapefruit, melon, banana. A fruit salad is always an added specialty. Breakfast always has coffee or tea. Faithfulness is my […]
Lately, the way I am craving self care is to have unstructured time. I like to have an hour, half a day, or even a whole day, in which I have no plans or expectations on myself. It is comforting to deeply listen to myself, and listen to what I am needing right now. The […]
Compassion. I am sitting at the table in the kitchen and my husband walks into the room rubbing his eyes. I’m tired today, he moans. I am reading something, but in a split second I make the decision to stop. He’s weary. The day-to-day demands can make us weary. I stand up and give him […]
My day is taking too much effort. At work I notice that I am exerting too much energy. I feel it in the way I am walking a few steps ahead of myself, in the way I am not taking enough time for lunch, and in the slight slump of my shoulders. I am not […]
Tenderness. Self Acceptance. I hear myself whispering: let go. Can I open myself to the surprises of the new day? To the pink blooms on the camellia bush, the smile from my husband across the table, the smell of fresh baked banana bread. Can I be more open to what is in my life? […]
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