Monthly: January 2019

It’s sweet right now

January 19, 2019

It was an odd friendship right from the start. I was in a local store, trying to buy some new rocks—a crystal, maybe some lapis—something beautiful to change the energy…

Expectations of Others

January 18, 2019

It is our job to identify our needs, and then determine a balanced way of getting those needs met. We ultimately expect our Higher Power and the Universe—not one particular…

Have the time of your life

January 17, 2019

Make every moment count. The first time I heard the words, I was sitting in the movie theater with Shane. He was eleven at the time. There were only a…

Work Roles

January 16, 2019

How easy it is to dive into roles at work. How easy it is to place other people in roles. Sometimes, this is necessary, appropriate, and expedient. But we can…

Challenges

January 15, 2019

I used to think challenges were bad. My thinking has turned around on that. Did you ever try to do something that was so easy, so piece-of-cake, so guaranteed that…

Savor each moment

January 15, 2019

Enjoy each moment as it comes. It’s so easy to relish that final moment, when the project is finished and the work is turned in. It’s easy to trick ourselves…

Staying Open to Our Feelings

January 14, 2019

Many of us have gotten so good at following the “don’t feel” rule that we can try to talk ourselves out of having feelings, even in recovery. “If I was…

Take another look at your world

January 13, 2019

Oh, the glory of the ordinary! I wake up, roll over, and look out the sliding glass door at the sun rising over the distant layers of hills. Today will…

Nurturing Ourselves

January 12, 2019

Many of us have been so deprived of nurturing that we think it’s silly or self-indulgent. Nurturing is neither silly nor self-indulgent; it’s how we show love for ourselves. That’s…

Now is a powerful time

January 11, 2019

“The entire skydive is great,” a friend said to me. “But one of my favorite moments is when we open the door, and I can see the whole sky spread…