|We are connected to all living things.|
A person told me recently that a person cannot learn or be productive unless he or she feels psychologically safe. I think that is true. In what settings do you feel safe? In what settings do you not feel safe?
Oct 1, 2016
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Sep 29, 2016
|One year ago today Dwane died.|
What a lot has happened in the past year since Dwane's death. I have slowly recovered back more of myself. I was diagnosed with PTSD, put on meds, and I am now balanced, happy, stable and have returned to creativity. Life. Death. I am grateful for Dwane's presence in my life, and I look forward to what is next for me.
Sep 28, 2016
|"If you do not make good use of this free and precious life, What good does it do to possess a human body?" Shabkar|
It is so easy to take life for granted, to be caught up in drama or our to-do lists. What if we stop and just savor how remarkable it is to be born human. Here and now. Life.
Sep 27, 2016
|"Terrible or not, difficult or not, the only thing that is beautiful, noble, religious and mystical is to be happy." Arnaud Desjardins|
A wise therapist once told me that the greatest gift we can give our children is to be happy. Perhaps that is the greatest gift we can give the world, too.
Sep 26, 2016
|"Letting go is a central theme in spiritual practice." Jack Kornfield|
What does it mean to let go? As caregivers, perhaps it means to let go of the expectations others have of us, to let go of doing it all ourselves, to let go of denying our own needs and desires, and - eventually - to let go of the person for whom we have provided care, if that is a person with a terminal illness, like dementia.
Sep 25, 2016
|"Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day." The 14th Dalai Lama|
Today is precious. You are alive. The sun has risen. The day will be full of a mix of experiences. We are so lucky to have been born. Let us take good care of this opportunity.