Blog Archives

A Thermal Image of Myself?

I really want to take care of myself. But I feel as if I was absent when “they” taught Emotional Hygiene. Sigh, does anyone teach that? You say it is mentioned in the Bible — You call it speaking the Truth in Love. Hm. I just never thought about speaking the truth in love to myself! That sounds so obvious.

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Posted in being heard into speaking, compassion to care for myself, connecting, courage to see myself, Growth Opportunities, hearing myself, Helpful Hards, responsibility

Looking Back — Looking Forward

In Your Universe, God, Joy does not preclude Sorrow. Joy is there to undergird and carry us through our Sorrows.

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Posted in a hand up, asking for help for myself, connecting, going THROUGH the sorrow, gratitude, healing, hearing myself

Color as Therapy?

Give Sorrow Words, the Grief that Does Not Speak,
Whispers to the Or’ Fraught Heart and Bids it Break.

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Posted in Colors, connecting, connections, Expand my Heart, Mothers, processing on deeper levels

The physicality of grief

I’m not sure our society or our scientists understand the Physical Cellular Connection between Momthers and Daughters. We share mitochondria. We share the deepest possible physical connection.

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Posted in connecting, Families, Feeling our feelings, Grief, hearing myself, Mothers

Mommies and Babies — and Saying Goodbye

I have been taken by surprise at the grief flowing through me. It’s very primal, God. I guess grief always is. But because my husband Kit and I had been “assisting” mom daily the last few years, playing games and talking — part of me sees her as my baby. So it’s a sort of double whammy.

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Posted in connecting, Grief, LOVE, Our Extended Family - all creatures great and small, Perspective

Lost and Found in Bar Harbor, Maine

My mind churned most of the night as I thought back to where I could have lost it. Churning is a kind word for what my mind was doing. I was miserable! Self recrimination, regret, grief, and anger are only a few of the emotions storming around inside me.

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Posted in Anger, Grief, Praise, Prayer, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it

A Two-Meal-Fast and Inner Processing

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak Whispers the o’erfraught heart and bids it break.

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Posted in fasting FOR someone, Prayer, responding to God's Spirit, speaking

Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching