A Cup of Grapes

A Cup of Grapes

A few days ago I was talking on the phone to my sister and we were telling each other how we were passing the time in quarantine and how we were feeling. While I told her that I had projects to work on and writing to do and I was mostly okay, I walked into the...
On Retreat

On Retreat

How’s your retreat going? I once attended a silent 3 day Sufi retreat. Not speaking for 3 days in a row was enough to really scare me. What if I needed something and couldn’t ask for it? What if I got lonely and no one would talk to me? What if I got bored? What if I...
When Fear Runs the Show

When Fear Runs the Show

As I sat down this morning to write my weekly blog, I thought for a moment if there was something besides the pandemic to write about, but there really isn’t. It’s all pervasive so I decided to look at the situation with some mental discipline and figure out how...
Mental Healing

Mental Healing

I visited with a dear friend yesterday who was on her way to give a lecture on mental health. When I scanned the 114 blogs I’ve written, I saw that several of them were dedicated to physical healing. Healing the body is pretty straight forward. It takes time,...
Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

It’s a musty time in the city, the country and all over the world. The air seems clogged up and stuffy, like there isn’t enough oxygen to go around. There’s just so much going on that feels stuck, scary and next to impossible to maneuver. For starters, there’s...
Snap Out of It

Snap Out of It

I try to be kind to myself when I’m dwelling on something emotional that I can’t seem to chase away. You know the feeling, when you keep repeating something over and over in your brain, it keeps hurting you, and you can’t make it stop. It’s like getting a...