The ability to repair – be it your body or relationship – is a life skill. We’re not taught this. We’re a fast-paced culture that doesn’t encourage slowing down, but that’s exactly what healing demands.
We all need inspiration. It stimulates our heart and soul. Sometimes it helps to know we are not alone in our struggle to be the best human we can be. Other times, it’s simply a comfort to read about acts of kindness and demonstrations of love in action.
We sculpt our body every day of our lives in the way that we hold them. In other words, you get what you train for!
It’s mid-February and an unexpected snow storm turned Portland into a winter wonderland. For a hot minute, I fretted over my emerging tulips that thought it was spring only a week before. And then I remembered, the only thing we can expect is the unexpected.
Life can be messy, you can feel out of control and find yourself in situations where the rug seems to have been pulled from underneath you. One thing that helps me in those times, or even on ordinary days where things don’t go as planned, is to remind myself to make it sacred.
I came across a meditation from Sarah Blondin on Insight Timer called ‘Make it sacred’; a part of her Live Awake series. When needed, it is medicine for the soul.
It’s a long read. Your ego will fidget. See what you can do to soften, surrender and allow the healing effects to wash over you.
In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the race riots that followed. A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach.
It is reminding us to keep our egos in check. It is reminding us that no matter how great we think we are or how great others think we are, a virus can bring our world to a standstill.
Want to know a secret short cut to creating more joy in your life? Be a light in another’s life. Compliment and give thanks as often as you can. Reflect back the beauty, strength, creativity and wisdom you see in others. Be specific. “You look amazing in that dress and it’s all in the way you own it!” A snap of the fingers is optional, though highly recommended.