Toxic connections are sometimes the hardest ones to spot because we are taught to try to find the good in people or to give second chances. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a good example of how we tell ourselves that what we see might not always be the truth.
It's bitter cold. I just moved back to an old place and I'm trying to find my place. Today, I am anxious about building a new house. And I have this stupid heart monitor that I have to wear for the next 25 days. This is uncomfortable!!! Life is made up of millions of moments. Each day we are filled with so many opportunities to have both good and bad… Read More »Mindful Monday:Being Uncomfortable
Tragedy keeps coming upon us over and over, threatening to drown us in our tears. It's overwhelming how much has happened and I feel like I can barely recover some balance before another wave comes to try to knock me down. I know I am not alone in feeling like we have been hit with so many sad and frustrating moments in the last few months. Most recently the senseless… Read More »Taking Time to Grieve
Into the Contrast It's amazing to me to see the great contrasts of life. Where there is darkness, soft rays of sunlight break free and hope emerges. Where there is great sadness and despair joy can still be found. That is the contrast. The contrast is the stark difference in the situation. Someone once asked me how I could look back at some of the difficult times of my life… Read More »Into the Contrast