14 years ago, I remember pulling into what is now my driveway and thinking ~ Yeah, I can see myself pulling in here after work for years to come! It was in my mind’s eye and actually doing it once felt like I had already done it dozens of times before. Not really de ja view, but more like it just fit, and it would work and it was kind of already broken into where it fit me back. The road to calling this place home was a rocky one but it is a place that my kids and I love to c
Nothing in my practice consistently stirs my clients more than the concept of forgiveness. Responses like ~ ME? I have to? Well, what about….? He needs to… They did this, not me… I can feel the echo of all of those words coming from my mouth and my mind and my heart. It is a tough thing to understand until you are on the other side. The resistance to the process speaks volumes about the power that grudge, pain, dis-ease, etc. holds over us. Ever try to convince someone they n
Where is that easy button, you might be asking? Turns out it’s directly behind your perspective! Have you ever been in a process that feels completely foreign to you? Learning a new language, math concepts, doing your taxes, or cooking with a new recipe or ingredient might stir some memories of the daunting feelings that might overtake you. Working with my new helper, Anna, has opened up this experience for me. I love being in my comfort zone of learning about the body, talki
I hear a new whisper of direction in my heart. It is cracking open the seeds of love and inner growth that have been inside my heart, building strength and potential. This whisper is also a light to warm and awaken what I want to grow. Reciprocity settles in and opens everything up. Native American culture looks at nature and pauses to see ~ what is being offered. This is different than: ~ looking to see what is here ~what can I take ~what can I give back ~ what do I expect….
Perfectionist, Master, Warrior Who is with you when you need to be brave? When I walk into anything new my trouble shooting mind takes over. What could go wrong? Who will get offended? Will anyone understand what I am talking about? Will anyone show up? Do I know what I am doing…? What if I can’t answer a question someone might ask? The questions go on and on! I see the value in these thoughts but I see the most value in remembering that these are just thoughts. These are not
It’s what’s inside that counts! One of my favorite kinds of books to read are older stories put together by farmers or naturalists that run through the months of the year and reflect on the comings and goings of the weather, events, earth changes, animal behaviors… and how they synce into a bigger picture! Reading the October and November areas of the the book ~ The Living Year: an almanac for my survivors by Mary Q. Steele ~ there was discussion on the quieting that happens
I was just reading the other day about mindfulness and right away I started thinking about how long it has been since I rolled out my yoga mat and started questioning myself on whether I did my morning meditation today… or was that yesterday I missed it…? The schedule seems busy lately and I can’t help but feel like that will continue for a while (which is a good thing!). I am finding myself having to be mindful of my… well mindfulness, so this is the topic of this month’s ne