The Deeper Realities of Love, and One Another

Like me, you may be familiar with the old adage: “You only hurt the ones you love.” I have been presented with this many times, in many different ways. Unknown to me, I had been living by this model for most of my life. My love for other people came largely in the way of …continue reading…

Growing in the Dark

Growing in the Dark

Plants have inherent knowledge of how to move, and where to grow based on the light of the sun. The presence of light is often associated with outward growth: the sunnier seasons of Spring and Summer and their leafy green fecundity. But what of the darker hours of Winter? As the darker hours grow, so …continue reading…

Turning Adversity into Diversity

Turning Adversity into Diversity

In film studies, I have heard that there are three basic stories to tell: man vs. man, man vs. God, and man vs. himself. To say nothing of how misguided these competitive perspectives may be, it is important to note our persistent affinity with these types of stories: stories of adversity. But what is adversity? …continue reading…

The Helpers

The Helpers

There is a famous quote by Fred Rogers that describes what his mother would tell him when he was a child and saw scary news: “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s …continue reading…

Bless the Deadline

Bless the Deadline

Are you someone that works well under pressure? Does a looming deadline help you to finally dive in? We are all familiar with this phenomenon: people from diverse walks of life feel the day-in-and-day-out has it’s own momentum that doesn’t naturally create space to start, or finish projects. There are so many practical things that …continue reading…

The Warrior vs. the Worrier

The Warrior vs. the Worrier

What is that voice of fear that stops us from experiencing our lives? In the evolution of humans, fear has served a very important purpose-for example, ‘there is a lion behind you!’ or ‘this is a slippery ledge, I should be careful’. However, we have all had moments of fear and worry that seem to …continue reading…

Learning to Heal from....Cats?

Learning to Heal from….Cats?

  Do you know why a cat purrs? The common assumption is they purr when they are content, which is true. However, there is much more to it: “Purring is also believed to be used by the cat for healing. Purrs vibrate at 25-150HZ which is also the frequency that assists in physical healing and …continue reading…