Does Kindness Even Matter? What I learned about Kindness Today

For most of my life, I have had the idea that somehow kindness makes the world a better place, and I have tried to practice kindness. It can really be hard to be kind at times. Sometimes people think you are naïve if you are kind. Sometimes people misunderstand your kindness as stupidity. Sometimes people … Continue reading Does Kindness Even Matter? What I learned about Kindness Today

Why “Hug a Tree” is Good Advice: What the Hippies Know

The other day I read, “Go hug a tree”  And thought “That’s crazy hippy talk”. But then I remembered 3rd grade when I visited a tree on our playground every week And wrote about my tree and How it changed through seasons. I loved that tree. In junior high there was a tree in my back … Continue reading Why “Hug a Tree” is Good Advice: What the Hippies Know

Another Thing You Can Do When You are Anxious: Take a Rain Check (Brief Reflection and Practice)

Sometimes when we are really anxious, it is because we are trying to solve today problems that we don’t actually have to solve for a week, ten weeks, or even ten years. For instance, I remember when I was just beginning high school, I worried about where I was going to go to college. When … Continue reading Another Thing You Can Do When You are Anxious: Take a Rain Check (Brief Reflection and Practice)

What to Do When You Feel Anxious (Brief Reflection and Practice)

I would like you to imagine that you are walking in the woods, and you come to a stream. The water is low, and you want to cross to the other side. Luckily for you, there is a path of stepping stones across the stream that can take you safely to the other side, so … Continue reading What to Do When You Feel Anxious (Brief Reflection and Practice)

What are You Saying to Yourself Today? (Brief Reflection and Practice)

The things you say to yourself can empower you to live more fully and beautifully, or they can wilt your spirit. You are the closest person to you, so what you say to yourself really matters. How our spirit feels when we say unkind things to ourselves. Here are two things you can practice today: … Continue reading What are You Saying to Yourself Today? (Brief Reflection and Practice)

To the Loving Feminine and Her Allies

There is a lot of toxic aggression in the world right now. I have been thinking about how the loving feminine acts as a balance and healing counter-check to this problem. And so, I wrote a letter to the Loving Feminine and Her Allies.   If you enjoyed this post, please share it with a … Continue reading To the Loving Feminine and Her Allies