The Million-Dollar Question About Grief

How do we give back to grief when it shattered life as we knew it? The concept of survivors giving back is common in many support systems and organizations. Those that have found a way through to the other side return to support and encourage those still struggling. Thankfully there are many individuals and organizations … Continue reading The Million-Dollar Question About Grief

Let It All Fall Apart

Save your strength for those who need you to be strong but how tender can you be with your own heart how patient can you be with your own growth how kind can you be to your weak parts Hold it together when others are collapsing but once in a while let it all fall … Continue reading Let It All Fall Apart

Plan A

Somewhere in my teens or 20s I missed the turn sign that announced: You are now leaving your Plan A life and heading for Plan B. Who knew the path back to Plan A would be so hard to find, be the journey of a lifetime, a pilgrimage into the heart that would deliver me, … Continue reading Plan A

4 Ways to Be More Authentic

"At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being."-Albert Camus I feel porous lately. Life is sinking in, not just rolling off of me as I rush through it. I don’t want to lose that porousness. I want to soak up … Continue reading 4 Ways to Be More Authentic

What It Means to Be Fearless

"Fearlessness is not a state of being without fear. Rather, it is the experience of fully feeling the fear, naming it, getting to know it, taking it by the hand, and even making friends with it." -excerpt by John Milton in Be The Change Over the years I've noticed that the more I attempt to live … Continue reading What It Means to Be Fearless

How to Handle Judgement Mindfully

The experience of getting judged, whether directly or indirectly, can feel like a heavy blow. Someone else is saying we are less than, we aren’t good enough, we have failed, we are on the wrong path, or we are a disappointment. Even the strongest of us have a human reaction to judgement. We all long … Continue reading How to Handle Judgement Mindfully

The Karmic Effect

I've been on the receiving end of some true beauty lately. Beauty through people's small, but mindful actions. A number of incidences in a row where I was unexpectedly gifted kindness, thoughtfulness, or love got me thinking about the concept of karma. In our modern day many people view karma as a repercussion or pay-back. … Continue reading The Karmic Effect

The Landscape of Our Life

It starts here. The Change. The Change we all dream of. Nicer people, more love, close communities, supportive neighbors, honest conversations. It starts at home and it starts with you. It starts with me. The person talking to you, are you listening to them? Are you looking in their eyes? Are you feeling their energy? … Continue reading The Landscape of Our Life