Sweet & Sad

Life passes while you wonder “what it is”. – Anthony De Mello We see signs of sweetness and sadness everywhere. And, where our attention goes, energy flows. As our lives continue to unfold, moment by moment, day by day, we realize more and more that we are observers and participants in both our internal worldsContinue reading “Sweet & Sad”

Dabs and Doublecup

Dabs have been around for over a decade. Doublecup is a more recent term applied to an “activity” associated with “lean” or “purple drank” which has been popular for over a decade. Professionals in health care, family and friends, as well as the general public must know about these popular terms and the culture surroundingContinue reading “Dabs and Doublecup”

The Spiritual Spectrum

Where do we find ourselves on the “spiritual spectrum”? This is a concept thought up one day while driving. Of course, it is found by a simple google search. Interestingly, before even looking it up, think for a moment what this concept may be describing. By “spectrum” we either think of “on the spectrum” asContinue reading “The Spiritual Spectrum”

Morals and Martyrdom

‘Morals and Martyrdom’… kinda sounds like a treatise on political courage or personal convictions. In an era of impeachment, as a nation facing it’s own moral crises, we’ve seen a need for courage while at the same time needing to endure forms of gaslighting and martyrdom seldom seen in this post-modern era. The word “dystopian”Continue reading “Morals and Martyrdom”

4A! Change

This time of year is a time for a change. Being obsessed with change professionally, personally, socially, spiritually, and environmentally, it is valuable to consider some core ingredients involved in the process of change. Truth is, change is personal and there are as many recipes for change, based on unlimited combinations of ingredients, as theirContinue reading “4A! Change”

Time and Treasure

Take time to treasure two things: Time and Treasure. Put another way: take time to treasure time and take time to treasure treasure. And yet still put another way, we are all just passing through this life and it feels good to appreciate the things we have. In this hurry-up and harried world in which weContinue reading “Time and Treasure”

Tell Me What To Do

Indecision can be paralyzing. Sometimes we just want someone to tell us what to do. We may be faced with too many options which short-circuits are ability to be decisive. We may be super anxious about some real or imagined catastrophe that would occur by taking action in one direction, or the other. We allContinue reading “Tell Me What To Do”

A Home Inside

Uprooted. Floating. Groundlessness. Unsettled. When these feelings abound inside us, we confront a basic need for a feeling of connectedness, belonging, or a feeling of being home. The psychological and emotional aspects of homelessness are often overlooked due to the disproportionate attention placed on external realities such as shelter, food, warmth, and interpersonal contact. ThereContinue reading “A Home Inside”

The Invisible Bridge

Sometimes action requires an act of faith. Whether initial action or continued action, we are often plagued with doubt and fear which seems to block forward movement despite our conviction in our desires and commitments. This seems to be a universal human phenomenon relieved only by the reality of having no choice but to takeContinue reading “The Invisible Bridge”

PTSD Nation

Hypervigilance. Exaggerated startle response. Easily irritated or on edge. Emotional numbness and avoidance of places, people, and activities that are reminders of the trauma. Increased arousal making it difficult to sleep, concentrate, relax, or find stillness. These are all symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder typically associated with directly experiencing or witnessing death, near death, severeContinue reading “PTSD Nation”