My mom has a zen garden. It is small and adorable. She goes there to pray and just be at peace. What is zen exactly? One definition states, zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. Adulting is hard. Prioritizing and keeping balance is … Continue reading What is Zen?
What do you identify your soul with? If you don’t know you need to find out. It’s important to your well being. If you identify with a religion or a spiritual theology it becomes part of your public image. Unless you’re super good at hiding your truth, it becomes how others identify you. Who is … Continue reading Your Identity Matters
My husband lets me be me. The fact that I have to say that he "lets" me is a sad thing. It tells you that I was not always free to do as I wish. I have never understood why people, both male and female, think that as soon as they are in a relationship … Continue reading He Loves Me Quirky
Emotions are high and humans are worried. Maybe we should lighten up a bit. Let’s try to remember what makes us laugh. Let’s do things to bring joy to ourselves. Let’s spend some time watching children’s shows. Better yet, if you know a toddler, spend some time playing make believe games with them. You be … Continue reading Lighten Up
Prayer and meditation lower blood pressure. Studies find that religious and spiritual people are healthier than those who are not. Prayer is a conversation with the spiritual power greater than the soul. Meditation is a monologue within the soul. Both connect the human with creation and the spiritual realm. It is not about what you … Continue reading Do you Om…Ommmm?
It isn’t difficult to be kind. You don’t even have to like a person to be kind to them. Kindness is an action you choose to do. It matters not what the other person does or says to you. Kindness has been called a state of being as in, “She was kind.” When in reality … Continue reading Why can’t humans just be kind?
Today, May 30th is about family for me. My husband and I decided to make our separate lives a family on this day a few years ago. No, it is not our wedding anniversary. That came later. This day we made a decision to ignore anything that did not align with love. Today would have … Continue reading Born or Chosen Family
When I started writing and publishing I thought that I would be successful and make a decent living at it. While it is true that I have sold more than a few books, I still have a job as a librarian. I do not live off the money I make writing and I am ok … Continue reading It’s Not About Money
If you are lucky enough to be owned by a dog then you understand that dogs have emotions. They are living creatures with a soul. I have blocked many people on social media who post any type of animal cruelty, but especially abused dogs. You can tell a lot about a person by how they … Continue reading Dogs are Not Things
people who smile through adversity. I finally braved a couple of stores for provisions. I was greeted by smiling workers and a lot of "how can I help you" while keeping a nice distance from me. These people are tired. I could see it on their faces. Some looked stressed. Even through all of that … Continue reading Wednesday- I am thankful for…