Just a few days ago, we all welcomed in a new year. We were blissfully off the grid for a few days, but my impression was that we mostly collectively greeted 2022 with a sense of both relief and tentativeness. No one wanted to say, "Well, certainly things couldn't get worse than 2020 or 2021."… Continue reading No One Mentioned the Mountains
I just heard a commercial this morning telling us the holiday season is all about more...more buying, more parties, more festivities, more food, more fun. I cringed. For the last healing decade of my life less has been more for me. I've downsized our belongings, my wardrobe and my schedule. I do simple exercises and… Continue reading And Now Add Advent
It's the season we share so many words about gratitude. So many that we may be tempted to stop listening or reading after a while. We know gratitude and happiness are linked. We know it is a spiritual practice to stay in the moment and to stay grateful for all we have. We know how… Continue reading Gratitude and Soul Work
On September 1, I got a new hip. I've never had major surgery before. I'm less than three weeks into the recovery. Because I was in so much pain this summer leading up to the surgery, I took the summer off from writing and speaking. I missed it but I was hurting so much I… Continue reading Why Didn’t I Take Them Mosquito Repellant?
Have you ever made plans only to have them washed away? I took the summer off with visions of rest, refilling, refueling. Honestly, I was a little tired of hearing myself talk and write. At the same time I took a break from writing and speaking, the people at Jesus Calling put a pause on… Continue reading The Art of Waiting