February 25, 2020

“I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

My theme for 2016 is reclamation.  Earlier this year I wrote about reclaiming our bodies—a...

February 25, 2020

David Bowie was a genius and his life a model for how to live fiercely. In this age of pre-packaged, auto-tuned, over-produced pop stars, it’s hard to remember when originality, passion and creativity were more important than marketability and audience appeal. David Bo...

February 25, 2020

“They were so spiritual, she was not supposed to get sick…They are the last people that deserve something like that.” These two sentences say so much about the assumptions we make about spirituality and the consequences of living a “good” or a “bad” life. What happens...

February 25, 2020

She was human. She could be mad, grumpy, take offense. But, she was my champion, my hero. The oldest of three girls, when we were young she was our comforter in chief, soothing us when our parents fought—which was often.

She left home when she was sixteen to attend coll...

February 25, 2020

I’m revisiting my favorite topic in this week’s Practitioner’s Corner: Gratitude. It is the single greatest change element in my life. Nothing – no thing - has had the impact on my life that saying, “Thank you,” has. It simply changes everything.

It is hard to see a cir...

February 25, 2020

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Lynn and I began working on jigsaw puzzles over the winter months and found a renewed enjoyment of the activity. After supper each night, we would retire to the living room where we had set up two card tables – one for the puzzle and one...

February 25, 2020

Imagine a baby.  Imagine that you are in a room with this baby, and you’re thinking, “oh, it’s so cute,” and you smile in awe because here’s this precious little thing, and of course you’re quiet because it’s sleeping, and thoughts cross your mind about how gentle you...