I'm well aware of the futility of many New Year's resolutions and the school of thought which says you should be making changes and resolutions throughout the year. And I still find myself making them year after year. The close of one year and the beginning of a new one along with the winter solstice … Continue reading Resolutions or No Resolutions?
You got through and maybe even enjoyed Halloween this past weekend. Yay! And in case you missed it, we also have an election coming up tomorrow. Oh and a pandemic that's changed how we do life. So much going on that's stirring up so much in ourselves and friction in families, friends, communities, and the … Continue reading What’s Your Why?
Life comes in a variety of speeds. I tend to cycle through periods of a slower, more contemplative place where I don’t feel incredibly inspired or motivated. These are the times I am keenly aware of my energy tanks sensing they are low which translates into investing considerable time filling them. I establish daily practices … Continue reading Slowing Down to Stay at Top Speed
Have you ever stood in line at a home improvement store in the springtime spinning the display wheel full of garden seeds? So many options…a vegetable garden with the makings for a salad, or maybe pumpkins for Halloween. Or wait, it could be a flower garden. Hearing, “next!” you are startled out of your reverie … Continue reading Plant a Garden
Here you sit in the present moment in touch with your reality, and it's not exactly what you really want or what feels good…. So what now? Start dreaming of your future! That can be an extremely scary thing to do when you've already lost so much. There are no guarantees the future won't also … Continue reading Future Dreaming vs. Daydreaming
Next week will mark fifteen years since my daughter Alison died. She will have been gone three times longer than she was alive. And yet the five years I had with her leave a lasting legacy like no other. Yes, of course her life, her spirit, and my memories with her are a large part … Continue reading Living a Legacy
If you had it all your way what would your life look like? On a typical Tuesday what time would you wake up or maybe the more intriguing question…where are you waking up? Do you work? If so, what are doing and where are you doing it? How do you feel? These are the types … Continue reading What’s Keeping You from Your Life?
About four or five years after Alison died, an inner restlessness of wanting to do something more took root. I yearned to create something that would both feed my soul and serve others in a tangible way. I had no idea what it was. Grrr….curious, I tossed around idea after idea. Some seemed somewhat feasible … Continue reading Getting Curious About the Future
We as a society struggle with grief. Those who are grieving don’t talk about it, often out of fear they’ll drive others away. Those who know someone grieving are scared they’ll say the wrong thing. So we all stay silent. And yet it’s one of the few things we’re all destined to deal with with … Continue reading Introduction to “Good Grief – Embracing Life and Giving Good Support”