Tapping into the Steady Rhythm of Life

Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush.  That seems to be the theme these days. Life feels like a giant race most of the time as we all gallop around at full speed on our horses, often seemingly out of control and overwhelmed, about to crash at any moment, but somehow – somehow we manage to stay on.  We manage to keep … Continue Reading

You Can Do Hard Things

I’m sitting on my little green couch, as I do every morning, having my coffee, and feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude. An overwhelming sense of gratitude for the life that I have, for every breath that I take, and for being able to have this experience of growth. This post is part reflection, part practical update on Japan. It’s … Continue Reading

What I learned from taking off my headphones

Life can be hard. It can be confusing and distracting and it’s easy to only see the negative. It’s easy to try to drown out everything around us in order to ease the pain, to make the things we don’t like seem a little easier. The other day when I was running I was hit smack in the head with … Continue Reading

Is it really worth it?

“Is it really worth it?”   This thought has popped into my mind on many occasions and in many circumstances over the years, and especially as of late. I’ve been thinking about this because things aren’t always easy. And when they aren’t easy, I think many of us start to ask – Is it all really worth it? Maybe you’re … Continue Reading

How to find connection when you feel lonely and discouraged in life

It’s easy to feel disconnected, lonely, and discouraged as we move through our day to day lives, sometimes unable to see the bigger picture around us. I know this well; I’ve been there, and still experience these emotions from time to time. When I was a little girl I always had this image of a spiderweb threading across the sky, … Continue Reading

How to find your home and place in this world

With the holidays around, I have to be honest and say that I’ve been a little homesick. But, what does that mean? What does home mean, and why is it that we get “homesick”? Home. What is home, and why do our hearts yearn for it? What makes a home a home, and why is it that you can never … Continue Reading

#1 Way to Get Happy FAST

OK, I’m careful about what I promise these days – but I assure you, this is basically the #1 way to get happy real fast and for REAL. And that way is GRATITUDE. Gratitude. I’ve written about it before. Once, or twice, or thrice. I’m not sure how many times but it’s something that I continually come back to because … Continue Reading

When Life Feels Heavy, Try These 3 Steps

Life can be heavy. Like really, really heavy. I’ve personally had days where I just didn’t know if I could do it anymore. I sit on my bed and stare into the great abyss and wonder what it’s all about. Yes, I have faith. Yes, I believe that there is something bigger out there than me, but I still wonder. … Continue Reading

Koh Lanta, Schizophrenia, and Inner Mirrors

Koh Lanta was a magical place for me, healing and restorative as well as revealing in an unexpected but very welcome way. As I’ve spoken about many times before, I have always seen myself as a somewhat schizophrenic, unstable, and unhappy person, struggling to find the positive in the everyday. I had essentially succumbed myself to being a pained, tortured … Continue Reading

Pain. Repair. Stronger. Repeat.

I have to be honest, lately I’ve had a gnawing feeling of empty loneliness in my heart. I’ve been finding it difficult to connect with the world and those around me and enjoy the day to day. It has felt as if the molecules that I am comprised of are separate from the air that I’m sitting in. Some people … Continue Reading