I posted this on Facebook on the day an extended family visit ended: Looking forward to a quiet day restoring my home to its usual energy of semi-messy sacred space. I love seeing my family. And, I need the rhythm of everyday tasks to recover my center after so much go-go-go. There are poems … Continue reading You can love them and still want them to leave….
The truth is, you are a pulsing, moving, flowing explosion of LIFE's juicy creativity every moment of every day. Even on tired, crappy mornings or stressed-out crazy ones. Tuck that in your heart and use it to keep perspective. 'Cause we all lose if you aren't fiercely being who you are, doing what you do. … Continue reading Monday Moorings: You are enough
"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~ Rabindranath Tagore As a child, I used to climb the huge white pine tree next to our home. I'd cling to the trunk like a little girl barnacle as the wind blew and the tree swayed. I was convinced tree and sky … Continue reading Our greatest challenge is our greatest gift
"Our energies might be traveling out of our brains and bodies and into those of other living beings of all kinds through imprints on this magical substance. The oceans and rivers and rains might be transporting all manner of information throughout the world." Diana Rico in her article "Scientists investigate water memory." Isn't that a wonderfully … Continue reading Monday Moorings: Water? Really?
May you find beauty and wonder in small things today in the blessing of a blade of grass a tight-furled bud a tiny quartz crystal the whorl of tree bark the feathers on the face of a bird each of these things are miraculous in their own way perfectly balanced designs from the intelligence of … Continue reading Monday Moorings: the beauty of small things
My mind is often the trickiest part of myself to nourish. It tends to get cluttered and overworked, managing tons of details. It also becomes a haven for worry and seems to attract other people’s “stuff” until I’m overflowing. (Highly sensitive friends, I'll bet you know exactly how this feels.) When I need a good … Continue reading Monday Moorings: mother nature meets mind chatter
We spend every day awash in natural rhythms. Inner rhythms like our heartbeat and breathing. Crossover inner/outer rhythms like our sleep/awake cycle influenced by the planetary rhythm of day/night, and ecosystem rhythms like ocean tides and seasons. Each of us feels the effects of these rhythms uniquely. Some may be comforting, some calming, and some … Continue reading Monday Moorings: finding your groove = finding your way
Sometimes when life has tossed a challenge at me, I get stuck in hamster-wheel thinking. Churning the same thoughts and beliefs around and around. "Squeak, squeak, squeak..." Reaching the same conclusions over and over until I just wish I could pop my head off, give it a good shake, and snow-globe myself into a different … Continue reading Monday Moorings: a new perspective
"Either we can retreat to the safety of our familiar opinions, or we can become curious." ~ Margaret Wheatley & Deborah Frieze, from their book Walk Out Walk On http://www.walkoutwalkon.net/ I've been reading the book "Walk Out Walk On" which is subtitled "A learning journey into communities daring to live the future now." It was … Continue reading Monday Moorings: Curiosity = radical self-care