The truth about me is that I tuned in to Oprah’s Life Class for a few minutes today. The challenge that impaled my chest only one minute in was, Are you addicted to your story? Impaled my chest? Yes, I’m a super-sensitive person so bristles sprang up …
I was born a dreamer, believing that we could be more. I believed and still do in a kinder gentler world. In a place where people are raised to be thoughtful of each other and to see how their actions might affect the other person. Call me naive if you …
I love to talk about giving and receiving. It is something about which I am always interested. There is nothing more rewarding to be a part of, whether done as a group effort or by oneself. Often, I have had the privilege of being in the right place at t …
Yesterday I was at the grocery store and two women were ahead of me in line. They had two children (a sick infant and a 3ish girl). They paid for their groceries in small WIC checks (under $5 each). They had to process each order separately. One for …
had been giving considerable thought to the Madonna/Whore Archetype,
the first splitting of the female self post Eve. Ana (fabulous founder
of Women on the Verge) asked me for an idea on a theme for January,
naturally I suggested the modern …
I want to
thank all of my Women on the Verge Sisters for your love and support over the
last year! I've had so many unexpected surprises and feel blessed by them all.
was being told my "nick name" Pollyanna wasn't helping me. I was t …
My cherry trees are at bud stage 1. In the middle of winter, defiantly challenging the cold, new buds are
forming. The buds are tightly nestled into one another. Protecting each
other, bracing against and surviving the cold. Th …
had threads of thoughts all tangled and twisted in my mind. Writing
makes this self-evident: no focus, jumping from one thread to another,
the writing reads like 5 different individuals wrote the essay.
can become …
In my last essay I pointed out the self-evident nature of harmony. Left to its natural course, life has more harmony than struggle. (If you doubt this you might want to read the essay now).
If our experience doesn’t match this natural co-existence …
Do you ever think: "life is hard-that's just how it is?"
postulates about nature, “it’s eat or be eaten.” It’s representative of
a traditional belief that life is a struggle. Do you remember the
bumper sticker: “Lif …
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ever I do a workshop on boundaries and I speak of the blessing “no and
yes” I point out Jesus said, “let your no be no and your yes be yes.”
The teaching is NOT yes is better than no, or if you say no you are a
a recent event there were drama queens at the next table. They were
loud, flirting with the inappropriate– but mostly they were vampires. I
could hear the sucking sound of the energy of others as it left their
bodies and was fed upon by th …
been working on a big ass pile of anger. It's messy and worse, the
anger isn't even 'my' anger. It was a toxic poop fest tossed at me from
left field. I've been busy containing the anger, quieting it down and
not adding any of my o …
To be honest, several monsters have been jumping up and down on the trampoline of my mind lately.
is the wanting monster. You know how that monster goes: it comes up
with a story about how things would be ‘better’ if&hell …
Most of us are unaware of the depth of our programmed thinking. A young
child (this includes you when you were young) has a mind like a sponge.
It takes in information via “contrast” and “similar” and begins to make
a “m …
I’ve recently encountered two different drive-by bashings.
know, you’re cruising along the highway of life, pretty much minding
your own business, wishing others all the best and wham! Someone comes
unglued-all over you.
you ar …
Value and Worth. They are distinct energies.
If egos are involved in determining either, you can be sure value is confused with Worth.
a value on the impermanent is an invitation for suffering. No matter
how much you achi …
I have never
met a ‘uncreative’ person-only a person who has not yet found a way to
express their creativity. I'm speaking of Creativity that comes from
Spirit. Many times Creativity is expressed by an artist or writer-it is
in each one …
At the end of
the hard paved freeway of the intellect begins the soft sandy road of
Intellect loves speed. Addiction to information,
events-constantly buzzing -the tornado of the mind is never at rest. The
heart loves essence; being-ne …