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Reflections on Regret

Reflections on Regret

Some of the stories I wanted to write would necessitate that I awaken sleeping giants that I didn't want to disturb. In order to write with any authority, I would have to relive some of my past.Some of the stories were about things better left unsaid, things that...

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

“Everybody has a home team: It’s the people you call when you get a flat tire or when something terrible happens. It’s the people who, near or far, know everything that’s wrong with you and love you anyways. These are the ones who tell you their secrets, who get...

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Awakening to Our True Self

Awakening to Our True Self

The false self is often seen as 'the idealized self' or the self through which we operate because our true self just somewhere along the line (usually quite young) felt too weak, inadequate, or overwhelmed to function and gain approval in the situation in which it...

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Beneath Every Attitude

Beneath Every Attitude

“We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time.When we hesitate in being direct, we...

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Every Summer Has a Story

Every Summer Has a Story

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby A Summer Full of Somber Stories...

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Faith and My Fiddle-Leaf Fig

Faith and My Fiddle-Leaf Fig

“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its...

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35 Years Strong

35 Years Strong

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of...

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When a Blood Test Becomes a Trust Test

When a Blood Test Becomes a Trust Test

When a Blood Test Becomes a Trust Test "We now know that when we focus on dysfunction, we risk enforcing that dysfunction: if we focus on deficiency and pain, we are likely to get better at deficiency and pain. Similarly, when we focus primarily on an individual's...

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