Conquering Worry Without anxiety the human race would be in big trouble. Since time immemorial we have had, as a survival mechanism, the ability to respond quickly and effectively to danger. Today few of us are being chased by wild animals or weapon-bearing cavemen. For many of us, however, our “fight or flight” response has gone haywire when we react to even the smallest concerns as if they are true emergencies.
We all know that teachers are the mind-molding individuals watching over our children on a daily basis. In fact, because this week is “National Teacher Appreciation Week,’ there are companies, blogs, and school boards everywhere applauding educators this week. However, it’s important to remember that teachers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, teaching methods, and mood swings.
Getting where you want to go in life can be fun…if you follow these principles: 1. Ask better questions. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of the questions you ask yourself. When you decide on a goal, ask yourself: “How can this be easy?”… and allow Spirit to provide you some answers. Just be open to whatever Spirit might send your way and keep asking yourself, “How can this be easy?”…You may be surprised by what will unfold!
With Mother's Day around the corner, you've probably got mom on your mind. Sure, you've got a million things to thank her for. But, chances are unless your mom and dad had a storybook romance, you also inherited a few not-so-lucky relationship habits from being your mother's daughter.
In honor of Mother’s Day, one of the best gifts you can give your mother is the gift of your accurate perception of her. So often when it comes to our mothers, we tend to do one of two things . . . either put her up on a throne or pedestal or blame her for everything that’s wrong with our lives. She is either canonized or villainized, neither of which help us to have authentic relationships with our mothers.
The CHANGING Woman Maturation is the growth and development of each person on life’s journey. The process is different for each person, yet there are some universal commonalities. We grow, experience life,learn and change. Here we focus on two stages of “Everywoman’s” life as she grows into the more mature stages as we know them in our times. “With each stroke of the Brush, an original New Shade of Color is Invented”
It’s hard but it happens. And it hurts. You love someone who may have loved you once upon a time; or You love someone who acted like there was a possibility of love in return, but now there’s not; or You love someone who simply doesn’t feel the same way and isn’t going to feel the same way, ever; or
DEEPER INTIMACY Just before spring The rains have begun in earnest and the soaked earth is offering up succulent new green things daily. Today, it’s sorrel, rosemary, mint irises and daffodils. The fecund earth is like an age defying Dakini, generous, brimming with life force, and boundless creative energy. By contrast, I have withdrawn into a small, critical place where I am sustaining myself on a thin soup of self-doubt.