The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. ~Maya Angelou When Dr. Angelou used this metaphor all those years ago to represent the racism and oppression of her people, we . . .
How hard is it to find a peaceful life? Maybe not as hard as it seems. It's not necessary to watch the news every day. Or read it. Or respond to it if we do read it. Not every nasty comment on social media must be responded to. When someone calls a politician we know and do not love a bad name, . . .
The other day a mom sent me photographs of her daughter, who is no longer in this life. Immediately, I saw what a bright light she was. And still is. It's hard to dim the light within, even after death. It shines on and lights the way for those of us left behind. So if you're grieving a loss, try . . .
In the wake of the latest sexual harassment scandal, this one targeting Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, many women on Facebook (including me) posted this: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too." as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of . . .
Kids are watching. Maybe they aren't listening, but that are watching. What you teach reaches them by what you do. Do you teach love? Do you teach acceptance of others' differences? Do you teach judgment, that your way is the only way? Do you make fun of others? Do you call names? Do you bait . . .
I am thrilled beyond belief that Sue over at SizzlingTowardsSixty gave a rave review to A Healing Spirit's Healing Gift Package-large size. But even better: her friend who received the gift from her also gave it high marks. That's where the rubber meets the road--that it's helpful to . . .
People on social media can be cruel. But they can also be generous and inspirational. They can start a generosity revolution. Such was the case with a group of women I don't know in person but do know on Facebook through their politics --and also, through their kind hearts. Not the first time I've . . .
When you're looking for any kind of inspiration, you need go further than yourself. That's what my friend, blogger Jennifer Rochette Koshak believes and she shares some inspiration with us today: The Universe is Not Outside By Jennifer Rochette Koshak of UnfoldandBegin.com Did you ever sit down to . . .
People don't all have to think like I do or believe as I do. If I've learned one thing in life it's that everyone has their own path and their journey is their own. But there's one thing I wish were more prevalent than it is, and that is an open mind--open to possibilities even if they seem . . .
Everyone misses deadlines. Everyone. Well, ok, I don't. Not usually. But most other people? It's human. Oh, you're wondering why I don't. Maybe it's because I went to journalism school and there we learned the importance of deadlines. I took that seriously. But if you're starting a new venture, . . .
Last night I dreamt that I was at a family get together. So what, you're probably thinking. What's different about this dream is that in reality, the people in my dream, my closest genetic family, are not in my life. This is not my choice. But, to be honest, it probably should've been my choice, . . .
We're stuck. We're earthbound, stuck in our limited ways of looking at life, as if this were all it could be. Or as if we'll all be floating on clouds or burning in hell. Or as if any one "religion" has a lock on heaven. No. We are ONE. That's right. We're all part of each other and part of . . .
Things I've learned on social media: Everyone's got an opinion. Judgmental comments are a way of life for many. More people than I thought lack filters. There are a limitless number of exclamation marks. Lots and lots of people post to seek attention. Spelling is a lost art. Some people have . . .
I've got a question for you. What if you had proof that we never die -- that our souls live really do live on and that love never ends? What if you knew that for sure--for absolute certain--that the soul lives forever? How would that change your life? In what ways would that change the way you . . .
By the time you read this we will have finished our two-day drive to Santa Fe --where we'll live for the next two months. This will be the fourth year we've done the fall in Santa Fe and for some reason, I've been asked a ton of questions about it. So let me give you the FAQ or Frequently Asked . . .
From the moment we draw our first breath we're walking home to the place it all began. Home. Although we fear death, there's another way to look at it. There is no dividing line between life and death...one flows into another. It might be easier to consider that we don't die at all--it's this . . .
How to enjoy life in 15 easy steps: Ask for what you need. Say now what you still need to say. Be kind to yourself. Tell the people you love that you love them. Clear the air. Be kind to others. Eat dessert. Play with your kids. Pet the dog or cat. Give to a charity that helps, even if it's . . .
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you read this? I'd love to know in a sentence or a few in the Comments section. The quote is credited to Christy Ann Martine. I invite you to sign up for A Healing Spirit's newsletter at the bottom of this page. Save Save Save Save Save Save . . .
A big sigh. I'm sitting here thinking about how difficult it would be to watch a new generation fall victim to my family's dysfunctions. "Family." The word is a difficult one for me, as I have two siblings and neither have been in my life for the better part of the last decade. It wasn't my . . .
This can be a bitter pill to swallow about tragedies and loss, but that does not take away from its wisdom. Or its truth. It's something to think about. What does it signify about the meaning of life? When we look at tragedies, we view them from our earth-bound spirit, which often lacks the . . .