Why Connect?

“What is the value of social support if we are ultimately alone?” This good question came my way recently and gave me pause to think. There are many ways to go with it. One way I understand reaching out is for the journey itself. For years I found it difficult to accept that people come […]

Love and Loss

“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!”  ~ Margo Channing, All About Eve Loss is a part of life. In a broad sense, we experience it any time there is a change in our relationship to the world.This experience is often associated with pain. But if we can view suffering as a […]

Virtues of Solitude

I gratuitously extol the virtues of connection, all the while knowing everyone needs a little alone time. In quiet solitude we discover who we really are and what are lives are about. Be it sitting silently with yourself a few minutes a day or turning inward for winter’s reflection, time alone is the ultimate antidote […]

Perfection Is An Illusion

Perfection is an illusion. When we buy into it we forget our truth and start believing the endless messages that tell us who, what and how we are suppose to be. The voice that says, “No thank you” has the power to restore harmony and stop suffering in its tracks. It’s an inspiring form of […]

Intention

Intention is like water. It flows to the lowest point unless directed elsewhere yet it can be very powerful when narrowed in with sustained attention. Just as water yields to form, intention leads to practice and whatever we practice, we get good at. Some folks practice blame, shame and regret. Others practice forgiveness, compassion and […]

Loving Kindness

As odd as it may sound, we truly can’t love others unless we first love ourselves. It’s a bit like math. The depth to which we connect with others correlates to the degree to which we love our selves. And the greatest obstacle to self-love is a felt sense of unworthiness or inadequacy. It’s there […]