maitri …. unconditional friendship with one’s self. “The question is how do you relate when things are uncomfortable? That’s really the question.”   Pema Chodron One of my favorite teachers explains the Buddhist concept of maitri. While I do not claim to be a Buddhist, I have found their practices/teachings to be most helpful in managingContinue reading “maitri”

tough days

Today is a tough day. My body aches, my head feels dull, and  I am more than tired….. I am exhausted even though I spent a wonderful weekend away with my husband as we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I celebrated by “throwing caution to the wind” and eating whatever I wanted… pastries from the DoorContinue reading “tough days”