Image Credit Grief. Most of us know something about it. It's a human common denominator. No matter what our religious or spiritual beliefs, coping with the death of a loved one is difficult. And if that loved one is your child? I don't know how parents get through it. When Erik Medhus took his . . .
Going to the doctor's not fun--not for us and not for our pets. When our almost 16-year-old rescue dog (who's been with M. since two months of age) began to have serious mobility problems, we took him to a veterinary specialist in orthopedics and neurology. We talked about pain relief, and I asked . . .
Veiled and dressed in white crinoline, my hands folded devoutly in front of me, I did the rituals of First Holy Communion and Confirmation just like every other good Roman Catholic girl. But, the Church never resonated for me. I never felt a deep connection with any of it. At first, I thought it . . .
When I saw this at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe its simplicity reminded of early Christians, for some reason. I'll take simplicity over the baroque any day. It says more. Candles play a big role in Catholicism, usually clustered before a statue of a Saint, or . . .
Girlfriend and I had a lovely afternoon of lunch and a visit to The Ark, a Santa Fe new age shop. We both bought tiny Buddhas, me, the Medicine Buddha pictured above and she, a tiny little Buddha coin she slipped in her pocket. Later, during coffee and a spirited political discussion with me and my . . .
I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup. ~ The Decemberists Fairy tales talk about Prince Charming and happily ever after and yes it's true: meeting our soulmate is the pinnacle of life for many of us. Sometimes, though, happily ever after for us and our soulmate isn't in the cards. So, if . . .
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If only it were this simple. I remember a time in my young adulthood when I had no answers to big life questions in front of me, none at all. Oh, how I longed for a book of wisdom I could consult for direction. Didn't books have everything? At the time, I didn't understand that I had all the . . .
Despite this happy little picture, my father would never have won a Father of the Year contest. I remember what a challenge finding the right card was at Father's Day, because none of the mushy sentiments fit. I didn't think my father was a great dad and back in the day, there weren't less . . .
Morocco 2012 Opening the door to the divine is a lot different than religion, it turns out. And it's something I never gave much thought to when I was younger. I never connected with Catholicism in more than a cultural way, maybe because I didn't go to Catholic school. And never really . . .