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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Showers of Mercy (rerun)

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Surely Goodness and Mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of God forever… ~~Psalm 23 Hello all 🙂  I’m going to be off the grid the next several days, but I wanted to do another 2010 post before I leave.  It seems like a good time for a few “best of” posts, so here ya go…  It is interesting to me that I originally posted this one in July, but I won’t have to change a single word for it to be applicable again today.  A lot of folks are having a rough time right now, it’s been a deep year for a lot of people.  I...

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Dealing with Difficult Relatives

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Emotions, Grief, Loss and Letting Go, 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   OK, so I admit it.  I’m not normally a reader of Max Lucado’s work.  But I have had many chats lately with a lot of people feeling pain about the “hellidays,” family time, obligations and expectations, stresses and so on.  Not a lot of excitement about connecting with the famdamly in these conversations.  So, I thought I’d pass along something someone sent me about how...

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Deserts, Loneliness and the Happy Night

Posted by on Aug 7, 2010 in Emotions, ponderings, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. ~~Norma Cousins Happy Saturday! 🙂 This morning I’m thinking of deserts, demons and coming home to the self, about all of the folks out there plagued or harassed by some sort of sickness or inner demon….  These things are on my mind for lots of reasons, but primarily because  I just spent the last week literally sicker than I have ever been.  Because my core spiritual training is native with some Buddhist and Christian thrown in for seasoning, my assumption is that I just had the  equivalent of a flu...

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