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...
Use your super powers for good

Use your super powers for good

  Dear Girls, After a tragedy it’s best to get quiet and just feel. Feel the pain of what’s occurred, and also feel the grace and resilience of the world. Where there’s pain, there’s also a strong energy of love, a cry of grief, a knowing that it...
Find What Fits

Find What Fits

  Dear Girls, In my 20’s I wasn’t very good at my job. I wasn’t miserable and it wasn’t miserable, but it definitely wasn’t inspiring, and I did what I had to do to get through the day. Around the same time I had a break-up and parted ways with my roommates,...