I started to write yesterday about an experience that I had as a substitute teacher, and found myself off in a completely different direction, which is fine with me, but the memory of one moment, keeps coming up. This particular day, I was assigned to a kindergarten class in Bolton Landing, NY. The teacher was… Continue reading A child’s mind
Our cat Chakra lived to be almost 21 years old. She was a tiny cat, only weighing about 5 lbs, but she was such a fighter. She loved humans but attacked any animal that came near her, for almost all of her life. It was as if she was always looking around, thinking something was… Continue reading Relaxing into being
I arrived back home a few hours ago from an incredible trip. Thank you everyone for the thoughts, wishes and prayers. The meeting with my friend Christine was healing and deeply rewarding. As I drove away I felt a sense of "completion" which I am still processing. My knowing that we are always guided, directed… Continue reading Good evening
My parents were divorced 30 years ago. My mother never forgave my father for leaving, even though she was not happy while he was there! We were raised with the belief that if someone hurt you, you had a right to be (and stay) angry...forever. I saw my mother give people the "cold shoulder' if… Continue reading I have a right to be angry!
So many great comments and questions came up yesterday after the post on forgiveness, that I felt maybe we should continue this "conversation" and talk about the "hows"...How exactly do you forgive someone who has hurt you or others, and how do you know when you have forgiven? I know when I have truly forgiven… Continue reading forgiveness…How?
A while back, I entered into a verbal agreement with someone and when my work was finished (which involved a considerable amount of time and effort) she said that we did not have an agreement. I was so stunned that I couldn't sleep for an entire night. I went over and over the grievance, replayed… Continue reading What “role” am I playing?
Of all the subjects that seem to cause pain for us, family relationships are right at the top. So many of us have been raised with the notion that our support, love and encouragement will (and must) come from this group of humans (all too human humans!) and if it doesn't, which by… Continue reading Families and letting go
I was sitting in a chair a few weeks ago and Fred (one of our cats) jumped up onto my lap and flipped head up (as he usually does) to take a nap. Luke came over to investigate and I loved the way Fred just kept his eyes closed (probably hoping Luke would go away!).… Continue reading trust and forgiveness