Are Your Choices Magical or Mundane?

Clear the mists around your Avalon. I remember reading “The Mists of Avalon” over winter break. My roomates were home with their families and I had the apartment to myself. While the snow fell outside I was warm and toasty eating bread smeared with butter and honey just like in my book on the mystical…

THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC

There is no question in my mind about the healing power of music.  Whether I’m listening to it, writing it, playing it, or singing it, there is an inner healing occurring both at the cellular level and at the soul level. Although I haven’t had any recent physical challenges to overcome, I have certainly felt…

Camp: Here I go again.

Gearing up for camp Of course it is no coincidence that the day before my new camping adventure, now with my son as a boy scout, “The Joyous Living Journal” has the entry named, “Buzzards, Bats and Bumblebees.  This reminds me that circumstances may occur and all I have to equip myself with is myself,…

Balance Found

Yoga is one of my favorite exercises. I love how my body feels after a series of poses: relaxed, energized, free. Last year, I committed to a regular practice, going to class a few times a week. Then life got busy and yoga seemed an expensive luxury so I stopped going. I missed it, but…

Persistence

Our journal topic today is persistence. What helps you to persist toward your goals? Every generation has music that motivates them to persist toward their goals, to stay the course, to carry on. One of my favorite current singers is Nate Ruess  from the band, Fun. These lyrics say it all.  “When you’re lost and…

Could Ernest, would Ernest dance and sing?

Ernest Holmes reminds us to honor the Divine spark of creativity that is found within each of us. I’m in class again. Currently taking “The Essential Ernest” with Pattie Mercado and a group of seriously fantastic individuals. We read, we write, we think and then we get together on Monday nights to discuss it. I’ve…