Love and Healing Trauma

Love and Healing Trauma

Sammy was my much beloved companion for 17 years. He was a small mixed breed dog who was so beautiful, he stopped traffic. (It’s true! But that’s another story.) In my dream last night, I’m at an outdoor gathering in a small neighborhood park with Sammy on a leash....
Enough | Eating as a Prayer

Enough | Eating as a Prayer

You know how songs either have a clear ending or they fade out? Lunch for me yesterday was a gradual fade out. After a heaping plateful of food, I was in the kitchen slicing a peach to put on another Wasa cracker with peanut butter, when I heard a small inner voice...
A new dawn

A new dawn

. . . and a new pain in my foot, for a week, probably more.  Shi*!#%**!! Walking is like breathing for me! But I can’t deny I’ve been limping. I sit up in bed this morning, take a deep breath and explore my foot with my hands           for the first time since the...
My path towards gratitude

My path towards gratitude

I’ve struggled with grouchiness for years. A regular gratitude practice sounded like a great idea 10 years ago, but I was never able to get it to stick. I tried writing 5 things I’m grateful for in a journal every morning. But I was grumpy so I refused to take out the...
Growing your roots in winter

Growing your roots in winter

Around the winter solstice is the darkest time of the year. It’s a natural time to savor resting and sleeping. It’s also a wonderful time for self-reflection. I like to ask myself questions like: What do I crave more than pie? How do I feed my soul? What really...