Monthly: January 2018

Presence – Day 3

January 31, 2018

Most of us want what we don’t have, including being somewhere other than where we are. “Someplace else would be better,” we think. Sometimes we’re not present because we genuinely…

Learning Gratitude Takes Practice

January 30, 2018

There’s so much talk about finding that extraordinary love of our life. Maybe everything we need to know about romantic love can be learned from our friends. We don’t expect…

Presence – Day 2

January 30, 2018

Recovery programs and religions teach many of us to live one day at a time. When my son died, even one day at a time was too much. “Just stay…

Presence – Day 1

January 29, 2018

“I wonder what’s wrong,” I said, trying to describe the morass I was in to a friend. “It feels like I’m wandering through a swamp wearing concrete boots.” “Silly girl,”…

Pray for those you resent

January 28, 2018

My favorite story about praying for those I resent is one I told in Playing It by Heart. Here it is again: Years ago, when I spotted the Stillwater Gazette,…

Healing

January 27, 2018

Let healing energy flow through your body. The healing energy of God, the Universe, life, and recovery surrounds us. It is available, waiting for us to draw on it, waiting…

It’s all a gift

January 26, 2018

Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury. And the sense of injury depends on the feeling that a legitimate claim has been denied. —…

Letting Go of Perfection

January 25, 2018

As I journey through recovery, more and more I learn that accepting myself and my idiosyncrasies—laughing at myself for my ways—gets me a lot further than picking on myself and…

Asking for What We Need

January 23, 2018

Decide what it is you want and need, then go to the person you need it from and ask for it. Sometimes, it takes hard work and much energy to…