I think we often struggle with allowing ourselves to feel anger. Maybe it is because we feel like there is something shameful or ungracious about such feelings. I know sometimes I struggle with this. Last week, my friend Jack wrote a post about viewing anger as the revolt of our spirit against forces that try… Continue reading Listening to Our Anger: Reflection and Practice
The other day I was walking down the street, and I saw a partially-carved pumpkin someone had left by the side of the pavement and a squirrel looking with great excitement into it. He looked a lot like this. I was so delighted by him that I painted two other squirrel watercolors. These are just… Continue reading The Squirrel and Pumpkin: A Whimsical Watercolor
A Note from Shelly: A few weeks ago, I went hiking with my friends Jack and Joanna. Jack is a personal trainer and one of the wisest people I know, and Joanna continually amazes me with her weight-lifting accomplishments. (By the way--Joanna is a grandma, and I met her at a strength showcase event in… Continue reading You’re Already Awesome, So Act Like It! Using Anger to Fuel Positive Change (A Guest Post from Personal Trainer Jack X Taylor)
Do you frequently try to prove your worth to others? If so, I sympathize. For much of my life, I tried to prove my worth to others by being smart enough, sweet enough, good enough, holy enough, beautiful enough, or "whatever" enough. It was exhausting. And then two realizations changed this. First, I realized one… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Prove Your Worth: A Brief Reflection
This intention/prayer is for you, no matter your political persuasion. If you believe in God, you can use it just as it is as a prayer. If you are uncertain about God or prayer, you can leave off the "Divine Love" part if you like and use it as an intention. If you found this… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for Political Hope
If you are anything like me, voting and politics makes you anxious sometimes. If so, you may be feeling worried, nervous, and anxious today about how the elections will turn out. If you are feeling this way today, here are ten helpful things You (and me, too!) can remember about politics today and always. One:… Continue reading Ten Things to Remember When You are Anxious about Politics
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