Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness

I believe that Love is stronger than anything, although I will admit that sometimes I have a hard time remembering this--especially when things are very difficult in the world. Love is the power that allows us to recognize and honor the light in everyone and to cultivate it in ourselves and others. The "light in … Continue reading Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness

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“The Philosopher’s Stone”: a Poem

This is a poem I wrote several years ago during a period of healing transformation in my life. Although this is a poem about  my life, I  think it is actually a poem about all of our lives: "The Philosopher's Stone" Long after the Ancient Chemist Set aside his trade, I found the Philosopher’s Stone … Continue reading “The Philosopher’s Stone”: a Poem

Intention or Prayer for Growing in Light and Wisdom

Here is a Sunday intention or prayer for cultivating your light and wisdom. I have addressed this prayer to "Divine Love" because one of the most common ideas in all religions is that God is Love and that Love is God's defining quality. Therefore, I hope this prayer is helpful to people of all faiths … Continue reading Intention or Prayer for Growing in Light and Wisdom

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

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)

Mindfulness Meditation for Peace and Relaxation

I sometimes struggle with anxiety, and when I do, I often find that thinking certain loving thoughts and looking at colors relaxes me. So, I created this picture flow to share some of the ideas that help me the most. Maybe if you are feeling anxious, it will help you, too. There is a safe … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation for Peace and Relaxation

Five Things You Can Do When You Feel Ugly and Gross and Your Confidence Plummets Into a Deep, Dark Well

Really Bad Days There are days when we feel ugly, gross, worthless, and our confidence plummets into a very dark, deep well. It is no wonder that we struggle with these feelings. We live in a media-saturated society, in which we are surrounded by perfectly fit, airbrushed images all the time. This can teach us … Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When You Feel Ugly and Gross and Your Confidence Plummets Into a Deep, Dark Well