Posts tagged "personal growth"
Connections, Insights, Worry

Connections, Insights, Worry

Worry?  I am just back from a wonderful family vacation… multifaceted, rich, sweet, full of warm connections, poignant and funny stories, several profound insights. What a grand and amazing thing it is to be human!  How lucky we are for this astounding opportunity! You may have seen some photos on Facebook  or gotten some texts about...
Freedom: Friend or Foe?

Freedom: Friend or Foe?

No limits, or constraints.  No strictures or structures, right?  To be able to do or be whatever you choose?   When I first started writing, “fiend or foe” came out :-). While that really isn’t what I mean, and despite the Freudian typo slip, it is true that I have a perplexing, unclear relationship to...
The Crunch of Criticism, the Promise of Forgiveness

The Crunch of Criticism, the Promise of Forgiveness

I recently experienced the “crunch of criticism.”  (No forgiveness on the horizon!)  It happened as I was reflecting with friends (Diamond Approach Inquiry work), exploring areas where our souls — our psyches, our innermost beings  — feel “less than”;  less than mature, less than whole, less than at ease.  In other words, where is my soul...
Discovery:  The Vehicle I Drive Makes All the Difference

Discovery: The Vehicle I Drive Makes All the Difference

A few days ago I had a “confrontation” with my husband that led to an exciting discovery.  (It was not our first “run in”, and surely not the last, but it was transformative — certainly for me, and also for us… The chance to look at myself from the outside was most illuminating!) What was the discovery?...
Smile: You'll Be Glad You Did :-)

Smile: You’ll Be Glad You Did :-)

Some moments these days I feel like there is not much to smile about. I am doing what I can to manage my emotions, respond rather than react, hold a compassionate, caring vision rather than slip into fear, anger, or helplessness.   So what’s with a post that suggests a smile?  In my inbox this...