Photo credit: Hannah Caterino How we view the world, and how we view ourselves, are critical to how we move through the world and who we are inside our own minds. These perspectives—both out-ward and self-reflective—are our windows. Lately, I let the...
Photo credit: Syd Wachs Many of you might already be tired of acknowledging the positives and negatives of 2020. Here's my question for you: what was your one measurable gift as a result? For me, after decades of wanting to learn and decades of being a hungry thin...
Julie Rae was my roommate (by chance) from 1996 to 1998. The world lost her, we lost her, in 2001 to cancer. Julie is especially still with me during these times of uncertainty because of how she lived.
… It has meant listening to my intuition and body, doing my own research, thinking creatively “outside the box”, and weaving together differing opinions from credentialed experts. It takes perseverance and patience.
The seed for my question was actually planted in 2003 in Vermont, when my first assignment as a student-teacher was to teach the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I took great responsibility in teaching what felt like a racist book.
I’m sure many folks are learning about themselves right now—I’m not alone. These are the hot spots that surfaced for me:
Experiencing any degree of fear is human; aligning with peace is an efforted ongoing choice, and worth it.
A poem for these current times..
The first question Michael Singer likes to ask is: “Hi– Are you in there?” The answer from his readers is always “yes”. His next question is then: “Who are you?” … and that’s where the slope gets slippery.
When describing my love for this building to a friend, she gasped: “Oh that’s so romantic!”
Emotion, memory, and smell are all connected in the brain. I feel lucky that I can achieve some emotional aromatherapy as needed while on the job.