It's called mirroring. It happens in a variety of ways. It has been called the "social glue" in human relationships. When we are interested in another human being, we subconsciously mirror or match another person's movements. We match facial expressions, body language, speech patterns or even attitudes. Mirroring must be hard wired in us because… Continue reading What Are You Looking At?
We like old things. I'm not sure when it started but my husband and I share a love for vintage things. Our favorite old things are from family members and remind us of them. I have the tiny vase from his grandmother's house that holds one flower. I have a plaster piece of artwork of… Continue reading Bugs and Plows
Sometimes I choose a word for the year. I still remember the late fall when I was going through cancer treatment and receiving daily radiation to help heal me. On purpose, a couple of months later, when January came, I chose the word RADIANCE to focus on. I wanted to turn around my experience of… Continue reading Soul Shine
I am a mom of three. I still remember being stunned by how much work it was to give birth. There is a reason they call it labor. As a Hospice Chaplain, I observed the same thing about death. It too was a struggle. Both birth and death became similar to me. Both took longer… Continue reading This Struggle
I've repeatedly quoted my wise friend here who told me to never to waste a good crisis. The global pandemic continues with no end in sight. I'm trying not to waste it. In my better moments I try to be open to what I might be learning from all this. At the same time, I… Continue reading Still Learning