If you are anything like me, you are often greatly trouble by the political turmoil in our country right now, as well as increasing displays of racism and prejudice. This intention/ prayer is for the purpose of bringing political healing into our own life and our country.
Sometimes the answers are really hard and take a lot of thinking or work or searching. And sometimes the answers are really easy: as easy as breathing, in fact. That’s what I found out this month when I practiced deep breathing intentionally every day for a month. So many cool things happened. I Mean, I … Continue reading I Practiced Deep Breathing Every Day for a Month and Here are All the Cool Things That Happened: The Power of Purposeful Breathing
I am all for working hard and challenging ourselves to grow. Of course having a strong work ethic is admirable and valuable. Sometimes, however, we try so hard all the time that we actually undermine our efforts and discourage what we want to bring about. For example... Have you ever worked so hard on a … Continue reading It’s Okay To Try the Easy Way
Sometimes we feel stuck in a bad place, or we feel the world is stuck in a bad place, and we feel like things will never change. This can lead to feelings of despair or hopelessness. All of us feel hopeless sometimes, and if you are feeling that way today, you are not alone. Here … Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for the Hopeless
The phrase politically correct is not new. I remember hearing people talk about political correctness in college in the nineties, and early in my professional career, I remember stumbling upon and enjoying the book Politically Correct Fairy Tales. The phrase itself has been around for quite a while. Everyone is Talking About Political Correctness Nevertheless, … Continue reading Why Criticizing Political Correctness is No Badge of Honor: Compassionate Language Matters
Most of us know theoretically that we are human beings; however, many of us still live unconsciously with expectations that we live and behave in a superhuman way. Human or Superhuman? To be human is to be finite, which means that we get sick, we make mistakes, we fail, we experience change, we experience loss … Continue reading Judgment or Compassion: Two Responses to the Pain of Being Human
What is this miracle? Where yesterday Barren tree limbs clawed the sky Now Green Buds Ornament these limbs Green now with grace, Pink cherry blossoms pop And birds rejoice Rebirth. ~Shelly Johnson