Time Travel: Mom at 45 talking to her now 66-year-old daughter

Put cheese on that burger, it adds nutritional value, Mom had told her back in 1967     Well, I do believe everything is connected, daughter thinks 53 years later   Like watermelon and salt     We each have a unique perspective and truth  No, some things are just truth, like divorce is not moral     Except if you … More Time Travel: Mom at 45 talking to her now 66-year-old daughter

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Noticing Kindness

Today a moth lingered on my door wall, still as a painting The visit was a meditation on the outside of the glass The morning continued to reflect other such kind encounters smiles from strangers friendly inquiries impromptu chats about weekend weather predictions A young doctor’s assistant with a silver laugh had me weigh in … More Noticing Kindness

Talking Hearts

What? No SweetHeart candies this year! Read why at Candy lovers will have to find a new way to express their love. Here is one suggestion I’ll offer: Top photo by Laura Ockel courtesy of Unsplash.

Common Koan

Patrick was already packing up when the phone rang. “Hey, little brother. Why don’t you come over for dinner with us tonight?” “Oh, I already have plans, Meg. Maybe tomorrow.” “What are you up to this evening?” “I’m meeting a bunch of guys at O’Toole’s for a couple of drinks and maybe some darts.” “You … More Common Koan

Counseling

I’ve always considered daydreaming as a springboard for creativity, however, this morning I read that daydreams actually remove us from the present moment. I can see this truth. As the coffee maker sputters I wait by the window a while, lapse into a silent conversation inside my head, then wonder if these internal dialogs are … More Counseling

Both, Not Either

When speaking with those whose opinions differ from mine be it politics or faith or approach to life I can look at it as an either-or where I am right and they are wrong and try to win an argument It rarely works Or with a little creativity I can see an opportunity for a … More Both, Not Either