River

Today I would like to share some excerpts from a poem I wrote many years ago because over the years I have found it to be a helpful reminder of what I need to do when I am overwhelmed or disoriented by stress. For many decades I have known that doing something creative or connecting…

Imagination and Delight

Art should not be reserved for the elite few nor should it be isolated in fancy galleries. It should be part of life. Our life needs to be filled with whimsy and delight because then it can help us shift from our reactive mind and fear into our conscious problem-solving mind and love. This in…

Extraordinary Experience

Many years ago I had an extraordinary experience with a deer that opened my heart and mind. That experience I feel was a very graphic illustration of the research of both Dr. Bruce Lipton, and Dr. Hans Jenny. As my thoughts and emotions changed it impacted both my body and my mind. The deer felt…

Working

Today I would like to talk about work. What does the word mean to you? Is it something you try to avoid? Do you only see it as a means to an end? Is it a way to avoid the rest of your life? Or is it a joy? There is a Zen saying, “Before…

Presence

“Presence is who you are,” says Deepak Chopra in this three-minute video. He shares how the journey of self-discovery through conscious sensory experience offers a wondrous experience of deep connection. Through this connection, we can experience the truth of who we are. Deepak reminds us that “when you experience love, compassion, empathy, joy, equanimity… you…

Some Good and Some Bad

Today I would like to talk about how the lifting the ‘shelter in place’ that is taking place in varying degrees throughout the world is bringing about many changes—some good and some not so good. So to begin with, I think we need to remember we are in the middle of a unique global challenge!!!…