Becoming a Blessing by Making Space

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s book, “My Grandfather’s Blessings” is opening my heart and mind. Dr. Remen writes exquisitely about the wisdom of her grandfather and her own approach to patients who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. She also writes about other doctors and how their presence, not their medical expertise, was often what…

Making Space for Meditation

Imagine living daily from that place of feeling truly “enough.” I believe it can come from meditation, the practice of acknowledging that we are greater than our culture, our judgments, and our story. I recently stumbled upon Kyle Cease. He is a former comedian who found his calling as a thought leader and wrote a…

Am I the Only One?

Tomorrow is Halloween and I don’t want to participate. Boo-hoo! Evidently the etiquette for not participating involves, turning your lights off, not answering your doorbell and leaving a note of explanation in the bowl filled with all the candy, encouraging the trick-or-treaters to help themselves. Last year was my first Halloween home. I decided to…

Mentally in the Game

Mention autumn and many people think of Friday night lights, favorite teams, tailgating, and football. As a long-time football fan, I’m right there with much of America, spending Sunday afternoons around the TV rooting for my favorite team. My husband’s favorite team is the Oakland Raiders, so in August we watched HBO’s Hard Knocks. Hard…

Trust in God But Tie Up Your Camel

Sometimes I resist life, just like everyone else. I was feeling stressed and overworked; then I reminded myself of the Truth. The truth is that when we surrender our resistance and blame, the good that surrounds us can come into our awareness. The spiritual truth is that we are immersed in and surrounded by Divine…

What Does Love Feel Like?

This past Wednesday, native American, Gene Stone presented a wonderful evening of prayers and dancing for our beloved Mother Earth. It was an amazing and soulful experience. People were asked to bring drums or rattles if they wanted. The evening began by reading The Flames of Faith. We don’t usually do that on Wednesday night,…

The Science Behind Science of Mind

I just love when modern science supports what Ernest Holmes declared nearly 100 years ago. Recently, I discovered an appreciation for podcasts. While hopping from one inspiring podcast to the next, I found Dr. Sasha Heinz, a positive psychologist and life coach. I think, if Ernest was living today, he might also be considered a…

Kittens’ Courage Teaches Trust

Something wonderful is happening in my life. My adopted felines have started to trust me. This is a gradual process filled with ups and downs. My babies are Buzz and Smokey. They had only been with me for a week when Buzz had his horrifying accident. I was getting ready for our pledge party with…

Do You Know Where You Are Going?

I love finding inspiration in unlikely places! The children’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has a great deal. Much of the inspiration emerges through humorous dialogue. One of those places is in Alice’s first conversation with the Cheshire Cat. Alice begins by asking the Cheshire cat which way she ought to go from where she…