Last week was filled with many emotions. The heartbreaking headlines about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and all of the following posts* by acquaintances, friends, and strangers describing their personal experiences with anxiety, depression, despair, and grief left me feeling a certain hard-to-explain heaviness. I’ve been there, maybe not to the same extent, but close enough to know … More Stretching Lessons: Waterfalls of Compassion May Be Required
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. A few thoughts I scribbled down on this day to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I often think what can I do to help? I … More Be the Light. Be the Love. Be the Change.
The Woods I go to escape the news, the world, myself. Sensitive? Perhaps. Foot in front of foot, moving past lake, flowers, trees, and wobbly geese. I come upon a still-life scene and pause. Talons press down on brown fluff. One eye looking away. One eye looking at me. I convince myself to stay and … More The Woods: A Poem on the Nature of Loss
I feel like I’ve been away from here forever. Actually, I have been away quite a long time. So much has been going on. A little bit of good stuff; a little bit of not-so-good stuff. First was a family wedding and that was good stuff. My niece got married at Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, … More Weddings, Hurricanes, and Life
I was tired, scared, heart-weary, and sad. It had been a life-changing week for friends and family. And for me, too, by extension. I hadn’t been sleeping or eating well and my brain remained too unfocused to write or read. And forget about meditation those first few days; I couldn’t sit still let alone focus … More Nature Therapy
What This World Needs: Some thoughts on a Sunday morning More love, more compassion, more music, more prayer, more laughter, more gratitude, more community, more communication. Less hate, less ego, less greed, less fundamentalism, less exclusiveness. “In these Arms, A Song for All Beings” is a peaceful, meditative, spiritual journey into a place of calm … More What This World Needs