Each time you climb to a higher vantage point the range of your vision is enlarged and your understanding of your entire situation is altered. You see things from a more encompassing perspective which allows you to be less concerned and anxious and enables you to relate to your environment in terms of how it […]

"What is Real?"

“What is Real?” asked the Velveteen Rabbit.  “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse.  “It is a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time.  Not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real.” “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.  “Sometimes,” […]

Reaching Out

Pain is full of information about what is wrong and what is needed. Staying with pain can be a powerful tool. By alleviating it too quickly, the chance to study the underlying core beliefs is lost and old patterns go unchanged. All of us avoid contact with discomfort by creating noise in the form of distractions and diversions. […]

Beat the Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects more than 10 million Americans. But you don’t have to be diagnosed with seasonal depression to feel moody in the wintertime.  A subclinical version (SSAD) brings subtler symptoms: a desire to sleep in, a craving for carbs, and a lack of “umph”. At the heart of both conditions lie some inescapable facts. […]

Bruised Bananas

Sometimes A Banana Is Just A Banana by Rita Maynard One day in the kitchen my husband remarked, looking at the bruised bananas I just brought home, “Slim pickin’s, eh?” Right he was. There was a very sorry selection of bananas at the store and after scouring the shelves these were the best I could come up […]

In Honor of the Self

So long ago, you arrived blazing in light with templates of your brilliance in hand. Your sweet soul bathed in others’ expectations and preconceptions. Your story unfolds as you catapult through life amid dangers, obstructions, opportunities, choices, connections, and fate, even destiny. Falling apart, coming together Breaking in two, healing and piecing together all the […]

You Can Always Make More Cookies

The best part about going home is seeing old friends. They are the ultimate container of love and acceptance. Recently I stayed with a dear one.  Within minutes, we were camped in front of the fire gobbling down chocolate chip cookies. It wasn’t long before we started eye-balling the freshly made batch destined to her neighbor. My friend slyly noted that “it is two days […]