Tag: gratitude

small things

On my desk sits a quote on a piece of pottery that is cradled on a small stand. Made by a local beloved potter, it is a special piece. I am a lover of quotes and when I saw this one years ago, it… Continue Reading “small things”

poetry – invisible

No one knows. No one sees.   No one wants to know. No one wants to see.   So –   No one knows. No one sees.   And –   It’s ok. I’m ok.   That’s what matters.   To me.   And… Continue Reading “poetry – invisible”

the tendrils of grief

The collective denial of our underlying emotional life has contributed to an array of troubles and symptoms. What is often diagnosed as depression is actually low-grade chronic grief locked into the psyche, complete with the ancillary ingredients of shame and despair.  – Francis Weller… Continue Reading “the tendrils of grief”

preparing…

As we get “caught up” in the busyness of preparing for the holidays, and the country prepares for the ongoing and increasingly tense machinations of our Congress in the upcoming election year, Nature is readying herself for rest. The Autumn has wrought cooler temperatures,… Continue Reading “preparing…”

the power of words to soothe

I recently re-read one of David Whyte’s books of poetry. I feel a deep resonance to his words and deeply appreciate his use of them. “The House of Belonging” includes a poem of the same nam, and  reading it always feels like a welcome… Continue Reading “the power of words to soothe”

listening

“To listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.” -Mark Nepo Listening, deeply, is a lost art, it seems. As I have often said to many, we have two ears and one mouth…for a reason. We… Continue Reading “listening”

a note of gratitude to you

Today, I am reflecting on the ongoing tumult which has become the norm in the country I live in. It’s been a tough week. As much as I seek to remain centered, so that I may be more of an observer and avoid the… Continue Reading “a note of gratitude to you”

the promise – the next generation of leaders

I am fortunate, as are many, to have recently watched and celebrated the graduation of a family member from high school or college. This week, I watched, celebrated and started to feel better about our future, as my grandson and his classmates/friends graduated high… Continue Reading “the promise – the next generation of leaders”

acceptance is a process

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”  – Eckhart Tolle Actually my experience these last few weeks has shown me that acceptance is not only a process,… Continue Reading “acceptance is a process”

Desiderata

This is a favorite. It has been for a very long time. It fell to the back of my memory for a very long time and I was absolutely delighted when it reappeared, triggered by the simple memory of one phrase  – “you are… Continue Reading “Desiderata”

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