The Practice of Bowing

While Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back¬†ūü§£¬†my goal is to bring bowing back. Bowing, as in the practice of honoring the light in each person we meet, the lessons for growth into goodness in every experience, the wisdom from hurts and failures, and the happiness from gifts and successes.¬†Truly, in many ways I believe the … Continue reading The Practice of Bowing

Being Great Full

I can't wait until ... things go back to normal, a vaccine comes, we can freely hug one another, our political and racial divides heal, I graduate, warmer weather comes, and the list goes on. What's on your "can't wait until" list? Mary Oliver said, "I don't want to end up simply having visited this world." As … Continue reading Being Great Full

Joy Warrior

Don't fight to be right, "fight" to spread joy! You know how kids are often super stoked for no particular reason? Like she or he is simply high on life? It's as if joy isn't the result of an experience or action, but is an inborn energy we can allow to bubble up and burst forth at … Continue reading Joy Warrior

Becoming Friends with Your Breath

When I don't know what to say or write, I'll take a deep breath to let my mind quiet and make space for a calmer and more subtle "voice". If things¬†get stressful or I feel my anxiety rising, I've found letting loose a sigh, growl, or silly noise makes a world of difference. During moments … Continue reading Becoming Friends with Your Breath

Communion as the Point

I find the more I blur the lines of where I end and others, nature, and God (or Spirit if you prefer) begin, the better life gets. Along those lines, in a podcast I recently listened¬†to, one of the speakers said something about "communion", both a powerful¬†relational intimacy and a central Christian practice, that brought … Continue reading Communion as the Point

Light’s Magic

Walking our dog, Biscuits, the other morning the spell of this sight captured me. Spoke wellness to my soul. Breathed peace into my being. Whispered secrets of delight to my heart. Gladdened me from head to toe. And left me feeling radiant. Light is practical, universal magic of the most incredible sort. It spotlights beauty. … Continue reading Light’s Magic

Fear, the Corona Virus, Staying Sane, and Loving Big

What do you do when fear comes a'knocking, or kicks the front door down like it did recently? ¬†Buy ALL the hand sanitizer and toilet paper, like everyone here did? ¬†Curl up in a ball (the energy I've felt this week)? ¬†Pour all your attention and energy into _____? ¬†Isn't it interesting how grasping, which … Continue reading Fear, the Corona Virus, Staying Sane, and Loving Big

Grace is God’s Middle Name

My daughter Lara's middle name is Grace.¬† I have a hunch if Spirit, Life, Reality, God, or whatever name/word resonates with you had a middle name, it'd be Grace as well.¬† You see, "grace", as I'm talking about it, means "gift"; neither deserved¬†nor undeserved, but freely given.¬† If I think about it,¬†I truly own nothing.¬† … Continue reading Grace is God’s Middle Name

Creating an Upward Spiral

Do you ever feel haunted by your past? ¬†Are there moments where something in the present triggers a negative memory, which then goes into loop mode in your head and sends you on a downward spiral? ¬†Me neither! ūüėČ On a serious note, though, the other day I found myself in said place; stuck in … Continue reading Creating an Upward Spiral

The Flow of Prayer

One of the big blessings of growing up as an Army brat, was I got to live in Germany. ¬† ¬†From the git go, this helped me realize the beauty of otherness and value of different¬†perspectives.¬† So, when a friend said something about praying as a command/statement instead of a plea or request, because that's … Continue reading The Flow of Prayer