“When everything is breaking down, something new is breaking through.” We are living in unprecedented times. Our economy appears to be collapsing, families are losing their homes to foreclosure, and our government seems to have run amok with no concept of restraint or responsibility. The feeling that our lives have meaning and that our individual … More Breakdown or Breakthrough?
Can women can have it all? I grew up during the turbulence of the 60s and 70s, and benefited mightily from the work of feminists, who burned their bras and walked out on convention, in order to permanently change the status of women. Women in my mother’s generation did not have a smorgasbord of choices … More Can Women Have it All?
There is something very cathartic about acknowledging the blessings we have. Writing about what we truly appreciate about our circumstances, even when they are challenging, is the first step to finding a calm, centered place of peace inside ourselves. It allows us to truly see our fortune as human beings. Focusing on developing and maintaining … More Cultivating Gratitude
I first experienced the meditative peace of walking during the eighteen months I lived with my mother after my father’s death. My friend Cathleen and I walked the wooded pathways of a nearby park three times a week. We did it for exercise, but also saw it as a chance to talk freely about our … More Walking Meditation
September, for me, is a time of new beginnings. As a kid I loved September because the days started to cool, leaves on maple and oak trees began to change color, the air took on a moist earthy tang, and a new school year began. This month I am reflecting on the subject of rest … More New Beginnings