Texting is impersonal. Don't you think? Really, it's best for a quick check in or making arrangements to meet and not for personal messages. It is never a substitute for a personal telephone call if something significant has happened. BIRTHDAY TEXTS are only a half step above Facebook birthday . . .
Children of Neptune by Lisa G. Froman for the children of Parkland The children, see how they are growing, palms in air, atoning. They are arising. Neptune’s offsprings, they water our lawns with tears and carry our conscience in their levis. Not far from the mother’s breast, they dream of . . .
I'm not very disciplined. Well, let me take that back. I'm not very self-disciplined about SOME things. Self-discipline is very inconsistent. I don't always meditate, although I want to establish a regular practice. I don't always eat right, although I want the benefits of a great diet. I've . . .
I'm reminded of the old term for newspapers: fishwrappers. The term was used with contempt and implied that wrapping fish was the best use for a newspaper. After all, news has always had a short time span, easily replaced by the next news. Hardly anyone reads newspapers today and if they do, its an . . .
Pack light? Not hardly! I felt extremely stupid the year I brought two gigantic suitcases to Europe and had to wrestle them up long staircases by myself. I was, in a word, clueless. I wanted to prepare for any eventuality, and I did. I had outfits for every occasion and I do mean EVERY occasion. . . .
If you're like most of us, you've wondered about your life direction. Especially if you're a younger woman. As opposed to midlife or older. Because by that time, well, we've got a clue. But do we, really? My life took a surprising turn in my 60s and there's a lesson in it for us all, and that is to . . .
It's a big deal: I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary of my business, A Healing Spirit. And to celebrate, I'm offering four giveaways. If you're a U.S. resident and win, you get a cosmetic bag of brand-name goodies and maybe even a little crystal or piece of jewelry. If you are an . . .
No surprise here: Laura Lee Carter over at Adventures of the NEW Old Farts has been wondering how common cannabis use is among Boomers, and how that changes as we age. Here are some answers she came up with through Internet research. Rebecca Olkowski of BabyBoomster.com reinvented herself as a . . .
How true this is. There's nothing better than knowing why we're here. Our life purpose. Why? Because it gives meaning to our lives. Perspective for the bad times and the good, both. The day I realized mine changed my life. I didn't set out to find my life purpose, the reason for this incarnation. . . .
"I'm just so busy!" Whether it's working moms trying to juggle their kids' activities and household duties or retirees with a hundred things going on at once, we're all "just so busy!" Part of it is that we live in a world where instant response--leading to instant stress-- is the norm. After all, . . .
My phone pinged in with a text the other morning as I was looking out at the sunshine at Half Moon Bay (Calif.) It was gay husband, sending me this 30-year old photo. It was taken at the end of the Aris Project training I did in 1989 to prepare to be an emotional support volunteer for people with . . .
Comparison has become a byproduct of social media. Others' lives look so much better than ours, sometimes, don't they? But don't fall into that trap. Focus on your own life. It's the only one that matters. If you'd like to work on your own grass in a bigger way, contact me about this. . . .
There are many ways to show your love. Here's a way to show it to those who are hurting. . . .
"Last year you decided to weed out people who weren't reciprocal, and you did," my husband reminded me at the end of December. "So what's your goal for this year?" What? I hadn't remembered last year's goal. I'm not big on annual resolutions or even a word for the year but weeding out was . . .
Does this look like you? A flower closed up tightly, like a bud? Do you keep some things locked deeply within, hesitant to open up? Just like a bud, you, too, can open up, by taking in a little sun. It just takes looking at life a different way. The question to ask ourselves is this: How am I . . .
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Self-doubt is a killer of dreams. It keeps us from following our passion and from fulfilling our purpose. And yet, it's so common. Many, many people doubt themselves. Second-guess. And third-guess. So here are a few steps to help you let go of any self-doubt: What's your inspiration? Follow . . .
I don't deny that some days are so bad that they seem to darken our lives irrevocably. But that's usually not the case. It saves a lot of anxiety and stress if we learn the difference between a bad day and a bad life. I continue to be inspired by women I know with debilitating chronic illness, . . .
I'm excited to remind you that A Healing Spirit is a resource everyone can use---because it has its own blog, with new posts several times a week. On the new blog, you'll find information on mind/body wellness, inspiration of all kinds, the latest on healing and guest posts from people who have . . .
Worrying about what might happen tomorrow robs us of today. Which is what Mark Twain knew so well about worry. I know it, too. My mom was a world-class worrier and she passed her worry along to me. I fight it all the time. And sometimes I let it take over, which is always a mistake. I'm working . . .