Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Healthy Limits

February 13, 2019

Boundaries are vital to recovery. Having and setting healthy limits is connected to all phases of recovery: growing in self-esteem, dealing with feelings, and learning to really love and value…

Slow down and let go

February 12, 2019

On a road trip up the California coast a while back, I tried to call home only to find that the batteries in my cell phone had died. I worried.…

Laying the Foundation

February 11, 2019

The groundwork has been laid. Do you not see that? Don’t you understand that all you have gone through was for a purpose? There was a reason, a good reason,…

Let the adventure consume you

February 10, 2019

The spirit of adventure settles over us slowly sometimes. In the beginning, when those old winds of change blow, we turn our backs, fight, and resist. We just want things…

Moving On

February 09, 2019

Learn the art of acceptance. It’s a lot of grief. — CODEPENDENT NO MORE Sometimes, as part of taking care of ourselves, it becomes time to end certain relationships. Sometimes,…

Risk being alive

February 08, 2019

“I know nothing is going to last forever,” Charlie said. “But the key to life and being happy is acting as though it is.” Many of us have had our…

Panic

February 07, 2019

Don’t panic! If panic strikes, we do not have to allow it to control our behaviors. Behaviors controlled by panic tend to be self-defeating. No matter what the situation or…

Cherish the glimmers of light

February 06, 2019

I know people who have been enmeshed in extremely hard times. One woman lost her husband and both children in a fire. Another found her teenage child hung to death—suicide—…

Near the Top

February 05, 2019

I know you’re tired. I know you feel overwhelmed. You may feel as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last forever. It won’t. You are almost through.…

The magic is in you

February 04, 2019

Sometimes, we play a little trick on ourselves. We may get so close to someone, we think, I don’t have to let go. Or we may become so successful at…