Walking down the hall in my temporary hotel quarters in my hometown, a discarded star on the carpet caught the light and my attention. It's been there for at least several weeks, resisting suitcase wheels, footfalls, vacuuming. Every day I'd notice it as I went to my rooms. As I write, it's still . . .
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” Every writer I know loves this quote from writer Annie LaMott. We do own our experiences and we absolutely write about them, at least in my genre, which is . . .
If you had asked me months ago if I thought looking within was challenging I'd have said "absolutely not!" Well, not so damn fast. I'm in my hometown, 2,500+ miles away from my husband and dogs, isolated in a hotel room much of the time, with nothing to do think. And write. On top of that, I am . . .
The cruelty in the world is unbearable to those of us who feel things deeply. Personal and societal, it's all the same. Cruelty is cruelty. More often than not, cruelty is unintentional. That's not always the case, but it is absolutely true that when people are treated cruelly, especially as . . .
The river that flows in you also flows in me. ~Kabir While I understand the politics of fear intellectually, it is very hard to understand how many in our country have fallen prey to it. It's like they've drunk some strange brew that alters their view of reality. Of course, they'd say the same . . .
The deep sorrow of loss and grief can be almost unbearable. So when a friend whose beloved son died some weeks ago said that the Guided Journal through Grief at A Healing Spirit is playing a major role in her healing , I was glad to hear it. I, too, know the pain of grief. Of course, we never . . .
When life was different I wrote this two months ago when life was very different, and even had it scheduled. And then, the proverbial you-know-what hit the fan. So I pulled it, and about half a dozen other posts out of the schedule. They just didn't seem important. But this one? It still applies . . .
The gates to our "normal" lives have been closed a while and will probably remain shut for a while longer. Maybe a longer while than we think. When I look around at our closed up homes, I wonder what we are doing with all that time behind the gates. So many people are reporting their great . . .
Where do we begin? What marks the start of any new adventure? And what do we leave behind us when the future calls? ~Call the Midwife The virus crisis we're going through now isn't the kind of adventure we want to have. We might not have even called it an "adventure" before. But it's certainly . . .
We've got to find new ways to manage anxiety and fear, and to keep centered. And all work together to get through this. In that spirit: Three of my A Healing Spirit products are now COMPLETELY FREE for everyone to help with the anxiety that accompanies our strange new world. I hope you can share . . .