This week I’ve been thinking about clearing space. Clearing space physically but mostly in my head. I have so many things I juggle in my head at any given moment it’s a little silly. And, in my mind, they’re equally important. Planning dinner…thinking about a task at work…dreaming of our next vacation. All equal billing.… Continue reading What leap do you need to clear the way for?
I’m someone who is wired to keep the peace. Not a fan of conflict, would rarely initiate it and if there is a way I can reduce the possibility of conflict for someone else, I sure as shooting am going there. This has resulted, not surprisingly, in me inserting myself into situations in which I… Continue reading Do YOUR work
Do you ever have the big ‘a-ha’ moments? When a bunch of the pieces of the puzzle fall into place all of a sudden? I had that…yesterday. Here’s what went down. Earlier in the week, I went to a meditation circle – a gathering of like minded people focused on mindfulness. In our time together,… Continue reading Finding my own way
I became fascinated with the doors in Jerusalem during my recent pilgrimage. As you wander around the city, whether on a tour like ours or on your own, if you keep your eyes open, you’ll start to notice the unique aspects of the doors. The colors, the textures, the sizes, the placement. Fancying myself an… Continue reading What doors of your own need opening?
I've just returned from a pilgrimage in Israel. And while I'm sure that my "soul moments"and insights from the trip will trickle out for awhile, What's on my mind today is our "rest day" side trip to Petra. Let me set the stage. My folks, siblings and our spouses set out at 3:30 am for… Continue reading Loving others
I'm in the middle of my pilgrimage and from the beginning,we've focused each day on how it is touching our soul. We've been so many places throughout Israel, but I hadn't felt the stirring of my soul. Inspired, yes, but not the tugging at my soul. But today was different. Today, we visited the Sea… Continue reading A parent’s heart
I’m going on a pilgrimage. It started nearly six months ago when my stepmother suggested it at Thanksgiving. “We should all go to Israel together.” I thought my husband would lose his mind. I’d known it was on his bucket list for quite some time and he was 100% in from the get go. Me?… Continue reading What’s your journey?
I had the realization this week that I can either choose to age gracefully or to fight it, kicking and screaming in disbelief at the onslaught of mental and physical betrayals that seem to come with age. I guess it’s now clear which one I’ve chosen thus far. Here’s the deal. I’m exhausted a great… Continue reading Aging Gracefully
I'm currently reading two books called Brave Enough. One is a book of quotes by Cheryl Strayed and the other is Nicole Unice and is a faith based book specifically for women. The focus of the later is on being just brave enough for what’s facing you now, and the book narrates how to do… Continue reading Brave Enough
Yesterday was my first wedding anniversary…or the seventh…we count both. Marriage can be hard, and for my husband and I, it was, and it wasn’t forever. But through healing, forgiveness and reconciliation, we remarried one year ago. So we count one year, and we count the prior six, we’ve earned them. Leading up to… Continue reading Celebration can be tricky