Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Let yourself change and grow

March 13, 2017

There are lots of hermit crabs in the tide pools near my house. They’re interesting little creatures. A hermit crab will find a shell that fits him, put it on,…

Financial Goals

March 12, 2017

Taking responsibility for our financial affairs will improve our self-esteem and lessen anxiety. Each of us, today, has a present set of financial circumstances. We have a certain amount of…

Make the hard calls

March 11, 2017

Sometimes we make choices with relative ease. One option feels right. We have no negative feelings about the other choice. On some occasions, we may be faced with what one…

Using Others to Stop Our Pain

March 10, 2017

Our happiness is not a present someone else holds in his or her hands. Our well-being is not held by another to be given or withheld at whim. If we…

You get to choose

March 09, 2017

Don’t forget that we get to choose. I got my “A” license in skydiving. I continued to jump. But I was procrastinating on buying my own parachute and gear. I…

Giving

March 08, 2017

Learning to be a healthy giver can be a challenge. Many of us got caught up in compulsive giving—charitable acts motivated by uncharitable feelings of guilt, shame, obligation, pity, and…

Stop trapping yourself

March 07, 2017

“I found myself staying at home on weekends, not wandering too far from home,” a woman said. “I was expecting myself to be there for my daughter whenever she wanted…

Self-Care

March 06, 2017

I don’t precisely know what you need to do to take care of yourself. But I know you can figure it out. — BEYOND CODEPENDENCY  Rest when you’re tired. Take…

Nurturing – Day 7

March 05, 2017

See! You didn’t have to be that scared of other people or yourself. Nurtured people are joyful people. Joyful people do their best. Prayer: Please give me a gentle touch…

Nurturing – Day 6

March 04, 2017

She ran a small stand, halfway up the mountain I was climbing in China. She didn’t speak much English and I didn’t speak Chinese. She didn’t just slam a cup…