Dragonfly Retreats

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Dragonfly Retreats, Emotions, Events, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace | 0 comments

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. –Alan Cohen   Hello beautiful souls!  I wanted to do some updates about the goings on around here, especially about the retreats.  Many of you are asking about them, so this seems like the best way to do it. First, yes– all of the spots for the New Mexico retreats are full, at least for this year.  We will probably do a larger, longer group retreat next year in Abiquiu, NM, with the option...

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Look for the Helpers

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Emotions, Fear, Grief, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

 What can we say about the events in Boston?  So much pain and so much suffering, in Boston and all over the world.  Our hearts ache in compassion for those impacted and those working to help, in Boston and all over the globe.   In the last 72 hours, there have been bombings in our country and others, earthquakes with scores missing or dead, other natural disasters, other personal losses and so much pain and confusion.    In times such as this, I  think it’s human to want to retaliate, to add aggression to an already confused and painful situation, to want to strike out in our own pain...

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Dealing with Difficult Relatives

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Your friends, family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. -Jim Rohn Hello all and Happy Late Thanksgiving!  Or maybe it’s Early-Merry-Happy-Whatever-You-Celebrate-This-Time-of-Year, I’m not sure.  I do know I’m not wishing anyone a Happy Black Friday 🙂  Whatever this time of year means for you and your family, I do know that what most of us want is Happy-Merry and what a lot of us feel is pressure or disappointment.  Contrary to what the Hallmark store...

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Smile at Fear

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future… ~~~Fulton Oursler Because we are afraid, we develop all kinds of habits which over time lead to addictions.  Human beings are funny like that–We look for strength in the things that weaken us… ~~Pema Chodron,  Dharma Teacher I took this picture over Labor Day weekend while hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in New Mexico.  For those of you with eyes over 40, that is a cow patty with flowers growing out of it. Lovely, isn’t it? 🙂 You have to understand the enormity of the canyon and the...

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I’d Never, Ever, Ever, Ever…

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Cool Art, Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Spirituality | 0 comments

Hello all!  Blogger Slacker is making up for lost time, at least for today.  This is not an original post, in fact it is a total copy job from Lynne Farrow.  This is such a beautiful post that I wanted to pass it along.    If you’d like to learn more about her or her work, you can find her here. Enjoy!!!        I’d Never, Ever, Ever, Ever. . . By Lynne, on January 26th, 2011 Some days the teacher’s not the teacher. Some days wisdom rises up through a single voice to give voice to our collective experience and pain. We’re working on an Inside/Outside project at The...

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