Posts tagged "self-reflection"
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...
Separate Realities!

Separate Realities!

My women’s group meets tonight and we are discussing a short and eminently readable book called You Can Be Happy No Matter What:  Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective.  The author, Richard Carlson, is the fellow who brought us, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…And It’s All Small Stuff”   I highly recommend both books.  While...