Monthly Archives: November 2011

Life is FULL

Tonight, I am finding myself in a place of feeling completely full:

Full of the work that I love,
Full of the myriad of details that demand my attention every moment that I am not in the treatment room,
Full of love for the people around me,
Full of sensing my own needs and listening to them,
Full of trusting that I will supported in what I am doing until …

 

Feedback on Riding the Edge of Awareness

In response to yesterday’s blog post, several people commented to me that many feelings – emotions and certain body sensations are something they are not comfortable with. So how do I deal with and hold emotions of all kinds without becoming overwhelmed or paralyzed?

Well, it comes down to being able to feel my entire body. This means that whatever feelings I am experiencing are simply one part of a …

 

Feedback on Riding the Edge of Awareness

In response to yesterday’s blog post, several people commented to me that many feelings – emotions and certain body sensations are something they are not comfortable with. So how do I deal with and hold emotions of all kinds without becoming overwhelmed or paralyzed?

Well, it comes down to being able to feel my entire body. This means that whatever feelings I am experiencing are simply one part of a …

 

Riding the Edge of Awareness

As I committed myself last week to becoming more aware of what I was grateful for in my life, I noticed that I also became much more aware of when I was not feeling grateful. To be more specific, when I was feeling irritable, judgmental, or just plain overwhelmed with the amount of stuff to do. Some people might say that having all these other feelings means that my commitment …

 

Gratitude Week Finale

As this week of gratitudes comes to a close I am feeling very full. This day is one of completions and all that entails. I just took my mom and my daughter to the airport and drove away feeling sad and happy all at once. It has been a wonderful visit for all of us and I am grateful yet again for family and life as it unfolds. This week …

 

Gratitude Poem

Gratitude for days filled with warm sunlight and clear blue skies,

Gratitude for hours of walking in that sunshine – sharing with my daughter and mother.

Gratitude for laughter over a game of cards with my son and my mom.

Gratitude for a warm fire on a cool, clear, dark of the moon night.

Gratitude for good music, good friends, good food and good times.

Gratitude for those in my …

 

Thanksgiving Song

In honor of the day, I am sharing one of my favorite songs with you. It was written by David Roth, and my favorite rendition of it is by Anne Hills on her Woman of a  Calm Heart  CD.

May the Light of Love

As we come around to take our places at the table,
A moment to remember and reflect upon our wealth,
Here’s to loving friends and family, …

 

Gratitude Creates Happiness

I was delighted to see that the Washington Post Health and Science section this week had a wonderful article written by Carolyn Butler about the latest research on gratitude – specifically expressing and receiving gratitude. It is a short article chock full of wonderful facts and ideas as to how to encourage gratitude, as well as how it affects our lives.  I think the opening paragraphs say it all:

“We

 

Gratitude Time

It is the week to count our blessings. It is official – Thanksgiving Day and week is all about slowing down and enjoying good food and good company with family and friends. I like to host the day myself – and I have family and friends who somehow manage to make it almost every year. So I am starting this week with a tribute to that circle.

First, there is …

 

Resting and Digesting Through Walking

I have just completed a long string of workshops that were very close together. All of them were workshops that inspire me – where the best of who I am got to shine. However, after being focused for so long a time in a leadership role, the result is that I have needed (and chosen to) explore slowing down and ‘walking my talk’ – literally.

This morning I bundled up …