Care for your body ~ Self-love and self-acceptance are the ultimate acts of self-care. Two weeks ago I wrote about attending a yoga nidra retreat. (Read the post). An important part of our yoga nidra experience was sankalpa.  Sankalpa is an “idea or notion formed in the heart or mind, a solemn vow or determinationContinue reading “self-love”


Embrace your confusion ~ Let there be peace in not knowing all the answers. What does it mean to sit in the unknowing?  To trust that with patience the next step will become known? I wonder what my life would be like if I waited instead of took action or “control” of the situation? MyContinue reading “peace”

the arrival of illness

  John O’Donohue is one of my favorite writers and his book, To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings, is always within easy reach. The following poem has particular meaning for me and I refer to it often.  Perhaps you will find it meaningful as well. (Highlighting is mine). for a friend, onContinue reading “the arrival of illness”

stop striving and be present to your life as it is

How different it is now, just following what seems right, going where something opens, responding to what is given. I am letting myself be guided; I have been empowered to respond to tender, subtle senses of direction. I have agreed to the empowering. I, or my heart, has said yes. — Gerald May The quoteContinue reading “stop striving and be present to your life as it is”

cruisin’ in my cadillac

It is Day #28 of the Health Activist’s Writer’s Month Challenge. The prompt is to write about the first time we did something. I am going to recycle a post I wrote in August 2010 about the first time I took my walker out in public. Cruising the neighborhood has a whole new meaning forContinue reading “cruisin’ in my cadillac”

don’t forget….

Day #22 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge post is about creating “sticky note” reminder of something we forget inspired by htt;://  This was so much fun that I plan to do it again. Every day, upon awakening, it is my intention to pay attention to my inner guide and make choices that resonateContinue reading “don’t forget….”

Today I am…. reflecting upon shoes and joy

In my journal writing with my SoulCollage® cards this morning I received the following message: “Do not live waiting for the other shoe to drop.” Hmmmm. It was the perfect card for today as I, like Eeyore, have been feeling a bit melancholy. Actually, I have been engaging in my own little pity party. ThisContinue reading “Today I am…. reflecting upon shoes and joy”