The Beatles Connection

The Beatles Connection

I was just reading about how The Beatles uplifted America after President Kennedy was assassinated. Their looks and sound were a diversion from what America was feeling, they offered hope and connection to people everywhere. Art in all forms has this power, offering a...
Mindfulness is like a library

Mindfulness is like a library

I’m not sure how everyone else’s brain works, but I tend to think in pictures. I see things and do my best to explain what I’m seeing. This may be true for you, too, or maybe you see or feel words. There’s no right way, however you experience your brain is fine. But...
Loneliness and Wabi-Sabi

Loneliness and Wabi-Sabi

  Our front porch is one of my favorite places. I watch the birds and people, I get quiet and usually end up deep in thought. Sometimes I laugh out loud, sometimes I cry. You’ve caught me in my teary moments. Even if I tell you I’m OK, you tend to look worried....
Empathy and the ability to feel your feelings

Empathy and the ability to feel your feelings

  We were built to feel our feelings, even when feelings don’t feel very good. Anger, sadness, feeling left out – not enjoyable. But we all know these feelings intimately, they come and go throughout our lives. They are wonderful teachers, offering an...
The choice and power of words

The choice and power of words

  When I was little I knew I wasn’t supposed to use swear words. This made me want to use swear words even more. They felt powerful, big, and important. Kids love to swear because it makes them feel older and freer. At least I remember feeling that way. I still...