Archive for the 'Spirit' Category

Gratitude

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Despite the fatigue and pain in my body, despite the washing machine and the dishwasher being broken, despite the state of our country and the earth, I felt flooded with gratitude this morning as I took Claire to art camp for the day. I’m grateful for: coffee, brewed strong and black friends with kids who […]

Read more of "Gratitude"...

The Challenge of the Season

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The challenge with this season is that our culture decides to focus on bright and shiny and joy, but reality does not change. There is still suffering. Christmas lights; people are sleeping outdoors in the cold. Baking cookies; 25% of the population in Silicon Valley is food insecure. Christmas carols; there are people sobbing and […]

Read more of "The Challenge of the Season"...

Recognition

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Last night, I stretched before bed, a routine which helps bring sleep when I make the effort. At the end I lay on my back in what is called “corpse pose” in yoga. As I lay quietly, I imagined my heart stopping suddenly. My breath ceasing. My brain shutting down, and with that, all awareness […]

Read more of "Recognition"...