Is There All There IS I remember when I was a very little girl, our house caught on fire I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he gathered me up in his arms and raced through the burning building out to the pavement I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go … Continue reading Is There All There IS

How to Love

When a loved one is in physical or emotional pain, when their world no longer makes sense, your simple listening can work wonders. Cry with them. Be silent with them. Validate their feelings, however painful. Help them feel known in this world. Don't offer clever answers now. Offer yourself. Don't preach and teach. Don't judge … Continue reading How to Love

Ten True Things About Gratefulness

Gratefulness not only changes your life, but also extends beyond your intimate sphere. It gives rise to compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and empathy, and thus informs how we treat others and how we act in the larger world. ~ Kristi Nelson 1. Gratefulness is not circumstantial or conditional. 2. We can practice being grateful for what … Continue reading Ten True Things About Gratefulness

The Paradox of Loving

Jeff Foster Poems The Paradox of Loving My love, you cannot truly “be there” for another until you learn to “be there” for yourself. Be there for your breath as it rises and falls. As it slows, quickens, deepens. As the belly expands and contracts. Be there. Be a loving witness to this extraordinary power … Continue reading The Paradox of Loving

Eight Thoughts  Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price. Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food."  The One who loves you will never leave you because even if … Continue reading Eight Thoughts

Let it Go

The Bangles One thing or another Your head is filled with questions, sights and sounds Distractions always get you down Turn around Trying to remember Where you were the day before North and south and east and west Where to go When it's over When it's done Let it go Frightened by the numbers … Continue reading Let it Go