Excerpt from The Faithful Gardener by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
“What is that which can never die? It is that faithful force that is born into us, that one that is greater than us, that calls new seed to the open and battered and barren places, so that we can be resown. It is this force, in its insistence, in its loyalty to us, in its love of us, in its most often mysterious ways, that is far greater, far more majestic, and far more ancient than any heretofore ever known.”
It is that which blooms and blooms and blooms and never stops blooming. #BLOOM
Welcome! As we gather today, my mind is on thirty-five years ago when I gave birth to a baby girl. Yesterday, we celebrated her birthday with a brunch and there was a moment of presence between us that took me back to the moment that I first met her. Continue reading “A Baby Girl and Beating the Odds”
Welcome! I hope you had a great weekend! As we gather, I’m remembering my RV weekend adventure with my daughter and grandson. The remains of a 1920s amusement park lured us to southern Indiana. I read online reviews about the magical place and my excitement was building until . . .
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Welcome! As we gather on this gorgeous Monday morning, I invite you to take a few deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathing deeply is a key to self-care and to blooming beautifully. Simply start with awareness of your breath and the intention to be more present with each and every breath. I’m reminded of how we taught my first grandson to relax by breathing deeply . . . imagine blowing out a candle and then smelling a flower. Blow out the candle. Smell the flower. Repeat often. #Breathe #Relax Continue reading “Simple Steps to Breathing Better”