Before dawn 21 years ago today the call came that my mother had died. It was not a surprise; she'd been sick for the better part of a year. I left home in 1972. It was my mother's fondest wish that I return, but I had a career and had built a life--several, really--and to be honest, as Bob Dylan . . .
Read this one slowly because each nugget is profound: Freedom is a heavy load, a great strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given but a choice made, and the choice made made may be a hard one. The road goes upwards towards the light, but the latent traveler . . .
The idea of a "love language" is popular these days. That's recognition of the fact that everyone's different and what's romantic to one person might not feel the same to another. So for today's reader participation post I'm asking: what's the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you? I'm . . .
There are many ways to show your love. Here's a way to show it to those who are hurting. . . .
Save I aspire to radical love, but not all the way there yet. On this, I am still a work in progress. . . .
Love by itself is more than enough. No fancy gee-gaws, no big proclamations, just that warm feeling of being there for another, those thoughtful words, a loving touch. A warm hug. Love. We love to receive it and yes, many of us love to give it. It really does give our lives meaning. In this world . . .
We've been donating to Hurricane Harvey relief organizations all week and now, A Healing Spirit will do the same. Buy a gift package or even an affirmation deck or guided journal through my Etsy shop through Sept 6 -- I'll donate $5 from each gift set and 15% of any deck or journal. Only via . . .
I knew it was a bad time to see the documentary. I knew I'd cry. And yet, I had to watch it. Maybe, like me, you know the broad outlines of the story of Joey and Rory Feek, country music performers who, shortly after they had their beloved daughter, Indiana, discovered Joey had cervical cancer. . . .
When I saw this the other day, I was struck by its truth. I'm just going to leave it here and ask what you think about it. Save . . .
Have you ever had a moment out of time that was, well, transcendent... so transcendent that the you felt it was almost supernatural? That it was so meaningful that it would last forever? I was thinking about a time like that all those years ago when I met the man who was a balm for my . . .