Tag: relationships

colorado, autumn

Part of the Solution or the Problem?

When my father was diagnosed with leukemia, we could have denied his illness, kept a happy face, and asked him to take endless rounds of chemotherapy that made life increasingly more difficult to endure. Instead, we accepted that the illness and the treatment were equally difficult to handle. […]

pine labyrinth

Behind the Mask

We often see people’s behavior but have no idea why they act the way they do. During my recent travels, I was reading I Am the Word by Paul Selig. Although it’s a book about some advanced metaphysical tools, one small paragraph provided an insightful observation about a […]

vines

Clinging Vine

Clinging vines have been on my mind the past few weeks. My husband’s business trips have been steadily increasing to the point that he has been gone almost full-time for six weeks. He wants to be home, but duty calls and it’s hard to say “no.” After all, […]

muskoxen

Not my Monkeys, Not my Circus

I had a heart-felt talk the other day with I’ll call Sue. It was a good conversation on several levels until she began to talk about a mutual acquaintance who I’ll call Betty. Sue thought Betty was singling her out and picking on her. There was some justification […]

dog, beer paws

Aliana’s Love Story

It’s easy to talk about love, and it’s another thing to live it. Many times, love doesn’t look all that fun and smells strongly of responsibility, dependability, and a loss of freedom. I have four wonderful children, and my love for them often looks that way, and I […]

redwood tree, mossy tree, branches, Redwood National Forest

Enabling our Dreams

What are your dreams and aspirations? What do you long for in your life? What do you do to make it happen? I have a few visions which I’m daring to dream, with clear actions that I’m taking to make them happen. What still surprises me after all […]

Colorado, golden aspens, Golden Gate State Park

Change in Perspective

My dog and I recently spent the afternoon at a local state park. As I took pictures of the trees, a lesson in perspective again asserted itself. All I had to do was move a few feet one way or the other to snap a dramatically different photo. […]