Maps

goals

A very little boy from our neighborhood came to our door today selling zucchini bread that had likely been made by his mother. He told us we could either give him some money or something else and he showed us his basket that had two bananas in it. I thought it would be friendly to … Read more

Words and Friends

journaling

I wrote to a friend and she wrote back using these words: Ambivalence and Procrastination. At first I dismissed them. I wanted to feel she was bigger than those words. But the more I sat with her reply, the more I realized I needed to respect those words. They were her words. They described her … Read more

Small Ways to Feed the Soul

letting go

What will you do to feed your Soul today? What small thing can you do to bring a little joy into your life? What makes your heart sing? It doesn’t have to be big. It can be looking at the sky or the birds. It can be enjoying the movements of a small child. Maybe … Read more

Witnessing the Dichotomy Within

meditation

Today my journal prompt was on the theme of Serenity. Serenity means calm, unruffled, quietude, clear, free of storms. Merriam Webster includes: shining bright and steady. There I was, with my journal, reflecting on Serenity. The word by itself made me feel calm and quiet. I sat to write and found myself staring out the … Read more

The Refuge of Practice

stress

One prepares for stress by taking up practices or cultivating habits that support a healthy, balanced lifestyle when life is smooth and easy, when life is comfortable. Maybe you remember feeling invincible, invulnerable to stress at some time in your life. Maybe you thought bad things only happen to other people. Stress comes knocking on … Read more

Boundaries

boundaries

I have been thinking a lot about boundaries. My mantra this weekend has been “I am in my body.” When I am overthinking about a relationship with someone else, I don’t believe that I am in my body. I am in the future. I am in the past. I am in my head, wrapped up … Read more

Today as I Write

journaling

Writing is my saving grace.Writing holds me.Writing makes space for my thoughts.Writing brings peace to my agitated insides.Writing helps me sort out my thoughts.Writing helps me get clear.Writing helps me make peace with myself. As I write, I begin to slow down,to release the fever in my brain from striving, from overthinking. Where is my … Read more