"Shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging." ~ Brene Brown, PhD LMSW "Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway." ~ Mother Teresa I've been around Camp Shame most of my life - as visitor, vacationer, permanent resident. I know the camp's location, sensation, and … Continue reading Relative Undoing at Camp Shame
"I always thought every day was a gift, but now I am looking for where to send the thank you note." ~ Randy Pausch In recent years, I've cultivated a reputation for writing "the best thank you notes." Those are not my words, just a five word summary that has been repeated back to me … Continue reading Dr. Bill and the Igloo – A love story
Each time the losses and deceptions of life teach us about impermanence, they bring us closer to the truth. When you fall from a great height, there is only one possible place to land: on the ground-the ground of truth. And if you have the understanding that comes from spiritual practice, then falling is in … Continue reading Impermanence
I learned long ago that in order to heal my wounds I must have the courage to face up to them. ~ Paulo Coelho The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of. ~ Pascal Step back. Step away. Breathe. Reflect. Feel. Release. Rejoice. Let go. Carry on. I'd never seen the photo before … Continue reading Healing Paradigms Through Politics
"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away..." ~ Terry Pratchett What's happening here? I asked him. He replied, "A key broke loose and I'm gluing it back in place." Ha, well that's certainly a creative way, I retorted speculating on the curiously odd way he was going … Continue reading Three to Five
"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong." ~ … Continue reading God Schmod. Waiting on a Friend.
Look closely. See the missing faces,