I sing the body electric. I celebrate the ‘me’ yet to come. … More Out of the Ashes, You Rise.
I am not as alone as I often think I am. I am not the only empath hiding my head, bracing for impact, wondering when and where the next blast will come.
There are others who feel all of this and still bravely peek out of their rooms. They unpin the blackout curtains and venture out to talk to barren trees standing like centaurs in the yard. They listen to songbirds devouring a bowl of seed left out for them and take in the easy chit-chat those tiny birds engage in. … More Risk Being Seen
It’s been a long time since I allowed myself to be lost.
It’s been a long time since I have gone out into a foreign city in a strange land and walked the streets, soaking up the cacophony of sights and sounds and smells. … More Let’s Get Lost
Gratitude practice is like prayer. It works better when you actually do it. … More Grace Notes: #90daysofgratitude
We are ephemeral beings. We never know what tomorrow holds. We are always surprised by how quickly the days shuttle past.
The time to live is now.
There is no other place to be. … More Saturn Return: Searching Your Soul, Reviewing Your Life
This is what it’s like to be an empath.
You feel too much. You see everything. You note the body language and discomfort and lies. The feelings of others hit you, knock you to the ground, and make it difficult to breathe or think. … More Life as Art: Avoiding Amputations
May those who are asleep, awaken.
May those who are hungry, be fed.
May those in grief, find comfort.
May those in darkness, discover light. … More Grace Notes: My Solstice Prayer
We cannot do it all alone; but we can do it all together.
We can change this. We can birth a new way of running this world. We can foster an inclusive, cooperative world that works for everyone, not just a few.
We can become the face of grace and truth and wonder. … More Grace Notes: Paying It Forward
I found myself on the pavement, seeing stars.
I lost my footing and I lost my way.
I couldn’t muster the usual courage or wisdom.
I couldn’t see how this might contain even a sliver of light.
So, I sat down and I got still. … More Grace Notes: Walking Back to Myself
Through writing about my life, I learned who I was and what I thought about.
I defined myself.
I came to know the shimmering soul my body could barely contain. … More Grace Notes: My Walter Mitty Life