Posts tagged "self-reflection"
What's in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

What’s in a word?  I LOVE words… have done for as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid I apparently memorized poems, songs… learned ‘em at kindergarten, or from the nanny next door, and would come home and recite them with great gusto to my parents. (I don’t actually remember this, but...
Fear, Fledging, Flying

Fear, Fledging, Flying

Fear, Fledging, Flying — this trilogy occurred to me as I was watching the “teen-age” Great Blue Herons in the colony just outside our window.  What incredible bodies they have!  To think they grow from an egg to all but full-sized in a couple of months!  I don’t know if herons feel fear.  But when...
Small Shift, Big Changes...

Small Shift, Big Changes…

Not that I don’t still feel driven and agitated at times, not that I no longer ever feel separate, not that I’m never critical, of myself or others, anymore…. it’s different though, at least a lot of the time.  In subtle but noticeable ways. Late last year I had a dawning, a dropping, an insight.  I...
Well Wishing

Well Wishing

The New Year has begun… I find myself full of well wishes, for family, friends, for YOU!  And for my circles and communities, the planet — its people and creatures — for my husband and, well yes, for me too :-).   In the numerous thoughtful and warm Holiday and New Year e-mails that I received there was an offering from neuropsychologist, Dr. Rick Hanson, recommending...
Between the Years

Between the Years

While I was living in Germany, I learned the phrase, Between the Years (Zwischen den Jahren), and it has become one of my favorites for this time….the days between Christmas and the start of the new year. I try to keep them relatively unplanned.  The Do List is skimpy or non-existent, the candles and greens are still around...