self-care

you are wildly intelligent!

Jon Kabat-Zinn has inspired me for decades — since I discovered him in 1992. You might know that he began a Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. He…


bloom--

sometimes it’s nice to be like the plants... to sit and do nothing and everything happens bloom—   Brian Shircliff


In Gratitude For Bright Days . . . And Brighter Days

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, our Board of Trustees made the difficult and wise decision to permanently move out of our space in Norwood, to expand our current online offerings and book-creation, and…


DEAR VIRUS

written during the Inner Journey Zoom meeting 4/8/2020, where we always share possible topics and then follow our muse to write or doodle whatever we like -- all are welcome (18+) Dear Virus, I’ve…


love in the time of 'stay-at-home'

did Gautama / Buddha set a timer when he sat for meditation? did Jesus have an agenda when he went to the desert to pray and feel the breeze?  after all, the ancients thought the breeze was the 'holy…


DAY ZERO, YEAR ZERO

DAY ZERO, YEAR ZERO Something in me knew I needed to finish this book I had begun over a year ago . . . When We Rise by activist Cleve Jones. In it, Jones chronicles his ‘life in the movement’ for…


a new friend?

i enjoy one of winter’s last night-time skies a new season dawning arriving unfurling herself — life! and yet so much of me all human life (?) wants a bug to die (I fear it too) disrupting slowing…


'a healer in every home'

Emergency room nurse Janet Mentgen knew that more was possible with her patients who were in terrible pain. So Janet studied with a medical doctor who was using hands-on healing techniques with his…


what is VITALITY?

I’ve been amazed by the grass this week. How full it has come up.  Green, lush, alive. Same for the weeds along the highway.  Life. There is a life in Spring that I long for in my own life, in my own…