All of us have days that are the absolute worst. We might wake up feeling awful and miserable, and we have no idea why. Sometimes, on the other hand, we know exactly why we hate everything , but we still do not have any idea what to do about it. All of these feelings can … Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When Your Day is Horrible, and You Hate Everything
This was me after the 2016 election. Also me. It got really bad in late January and February. I started doing things like this. And this. I turned into a churning stew of anxiety, anger, fear, and melancholy. I wanted to do something. To change something. I wanted to help. To make things better. But … Continue reading Five Really Good Things the President Taught Me (In Spite of Himself)
Most of spend a great deal of time looking for love. We look for others to love us, and many of us spend a great deal of time figuring out we can better in some way so that we can finally love ourselves. I think it often feels like it is difficult to find love … Continue reading Love is the Oldest, Wisest Thing in You and in the World (Meditation).
Dear Friend: You may be having a really hard day today. You may be trying so hard to reach a goal, or you may be working so hard to fight a bad habit that you just can't seem to beat. You may be trying really hard to make a relationship work that just seems to … Continue reading Stop Forcing; Start Flowing (Meditation)
Dear Friend: Last night I was channeling Shel Silverstein, and I wrote a poem about you and how fantastic you are.
Dear Friends: Over the past couple of years, I have developed the hobby of drawing and watercolor painting. While I draw many different kinds of pictures, many times I draw and paint pictures that remind me of important things I have learned through listening, meditation, reading, and living in general. The pictures in this gallery are … Continue reading Pictures for Peace Gallery
We are living in a time in which there is a lot of hostility and suspicion towards the Other. This is tragic because when we get to know the Other, we find that while she is very different, she is also exactly like us. And it is through this difference and sameness that we both … Continue reading Practice Hospitality