I am, and have been for a long time a “tree hugger.” Being a teenager in the 60s, I was a “flower child” of sorts. I loved living things and nature. I have always had a special bond with trees. Trees are a life form I love and respect. These sentinels of nature have “seen” … More I Love Trees
When I was two years old my uncle gave me a “real live,” Smokey the Bear”, teddy bear for Christmas. Smokey had a hat, badge and shovel, which was lost so early on that I don’t remember them. But somehow the plastic belt with a metal buckle with his name, “Smokey,”on it lasted many years. … More My Inner Child Is Alive and Well
I have been thinking a lot about feelings since I am a very feeling human being. During this Covid Virus Pandemic, we all are experiencing different emotions or feelings. I want to sort out some of the emotions we all may have experienced and give some helpful suggestions. The feelings I have experienced include: isolation; … More Pandemic Sanity
The phoenix was a mythological creature who dates back to Ancient Egypt but its story has been used for symbolism of similar ideas and beliefs in many cultures. The phoenix is usually depicted as a large red and yellow bird who has no male or eggs in many stories. She is destroyed each year with … More A Tale of Two Phoenixes
For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month I am sharing from my experiences in surviving abuse and some lessons I learned. After I began to learn to protect myself energetically, mentally and emotionally during the later years of my marriage I began to understand the very fact and degree that I had been abused. Realizing that … More The Beginnings of Healing
Rumi, a famous Persian philosopher from the 13th century, once aptly penned: “The wound is where the light enters you.” … More An Introduction to Healing Wounds of the Past
During the present times there is anger, pain, frustration, uncertainty, violence, hate, rage, and suspicion of people from different cultures, political parties, and religions. It is difficult to be at peace, find peace, or even make peace. And there are so many more problems in our world, which may amplify all of those emotions. The … More What Is a Peacemaker?
Today I felt led to write this post about little things. Since I have had back problems for for several years now, I know there are some things I can not do without having pain sooner or later. A little back ache after being on my feet for hours without rest tells me that I … More Little Things
The meaning of the above title came to life for me a few years ago while attending a wedding reception. A DJ played music as twenty or more mostly young adults were dancing and having fun. I was hesitant to get out on the dance floor with the dancers who looked like they were half … More Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
Recently a dear friend became deathly ill. Finally and thankfully she has improved greatly! But when I heard of her dreadful situation I started praying repeatedly for God to help her, heal her or do what was best for her or for the “greater good,” (one way of expressing acceptance of the inevitable.) The first … More Why Pray Repeatedly?