Sleeping Beauty

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” ~ Joseph Campbell The Heart of the Matter The last few months have been a whirlwind of doctor appointments, tests, more tests, and more doctor appointments. So much for ‘winter break.’ My father, grandfather, … More Sleeping Beauty

You’re Stronger Than You Know

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the … More You’re Stronger Than You Know

Birth and Death: Coming Full Circle

“Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.” ~ Dean Koontz Over twenty years ago, I witnessed a friend giving birth to her son. She was pregnant and … More Birth and Death: Coming Full Circle

Initiations

The best things in life aren’t things. They are the complex relationships and experiences we are given on a daily basis. Raw, messy, painful love. Heartbreak. Birth. Death. The chance to touch another human being. They are present in our beloved pets, in crisp pink clouds at dawn, and in the wild beauty of the desert swirling with bright stars. They glow inside the limited number of chances we have to tell our mothers (or fathers) we love them. They live inside the quiet willingness we exhibit in risking our hearts, in being seen, in openly giving of ourselves without expectation of a return. … More Initiations