Then there is exercise. Bodies need to move. I thought that joining a gym was the answer for me. I was dedicated and went 3-4 times a week faithfully. I did weight training. I walked and ran on the treadmill. I pedaled on the stationary bikes, huffing and puffing all the way. I was so … Continue reading Mind, Body, Spirit…Move?
My relationship to food, like most Americans is complicated. It is the part of my quest for health that I am still trying to get a handle on. I realize that this kind of "problem" is actually a privilege that much of the world does not have the resources or opportunity to have. I want … Continue reading Mind, Body, Spirit
In my pursuit of life and health, my body was the missing element for many years. To think of it now seems crazy. We are not created to be a disembodied mind/spirit being. It took a bit of backtracking to figure out how I got to this place and then figure out how I was … Continue reading Mind, _______ , Spirit
My job as a nurse is physically, mentally and emotionally challenging at times. This week my emotions have run the gamut from laughter as a group of us were huffing and puffing in our new N-100 masks and hearing my coworkers say "Luke, I am your father"… to near tears trying to help my patient … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls!
Pain. It is inescapable. If you are alive you will have pain. Mental pain, physical pain, broken heart. I have been thinking a lot about pain and trauma since my husband died. How have I experienced pain? Some times it is very physical. My heart/chest feels the ache. I feel heavy and slow. It can … Continue reading Pain is a Dish Best Served with Chopsticks
I've been thinking a lot about how the world, in light of COVID-19 has been flipped upside down. The movers and shakers have been immobilized. The powerful and the popular pushed aside. If you have been on social media at all you know that the extroverts feel they have been thrown into a desert with … Continue reading Upside Down and Inside Out
Who we are is affected by how we see ourselves and the world around us. Whether we feel we can have affect on it, or if we feel we are powerless. Am I worthwhile? Am I worthy of love? I had a dream recently that I was at rehearsal, singing, but I couldn’t focus. My … Continue reading This Is Me
"Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am." Philippians 4:13 MSG Recently I got a call from my son that his car wouldn’t start. I’d already left for work, so I called and checked in and then headed back home to see … Continue reading Philippians 4:13 Live
It is no secret that I love words. Words have weight and flavor. They can create, propel, release. They can just as easily cut, imprison and destroy. For me different kinds of word expressions are like different kind of art media. A text is a quick doodle on paper. An email is color drawing with … Continue reading Word
Have you ever said "boy I wish I could use a can opener on his head and see what is inside?" I have often thought that about my son, because I find him fascinating and engaging when I can get him talking about the things that he knows and enjoys. I think that if we … Continue reading The Salt Shaker and the Can Opener