Understanding has its own pace.
It can be nurtured and cultivated,
But it cannot be hurried or forced.
Understanding develops according to its own seasons,
And once it blooms the result is beautiful.
–Christy Heacock (Photo by Jessica Fadel on Unsplash)
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. ~ Psychologist Carl Rogers I’m taking a course to prepare me to become a forgiveness coach. Our current assignment is to examine our personal lives and decide if we’re ready to let go of a story we’ve been… More
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. ~Bryant H. McGill I still remember the moment when I realized I didn’t have to believe everything I was telling myself. Yes, I had a story, but I didn’t have to stick to it. Not if it was causing me unnecessary pain, keeping me from moving forward, preventing… More
How do you forgive someone who has tortured you? Or someone who has murdered your mother and pregnant sister? In what way do you forgive those who have oppressed and harmed your people, your community? Do you forgive and forget? Absolutely not. You remember, but you remember graciously. Remembering graciously means remembering for the purpose… More
I combed the calendar aisles in the bookstore several times but couldn’t find my usual Audubon yearly planner for 2022. Darn! During the last several years, I’ve loved the pictures of cute and exotic animals, amazing natural wonders, and peaceful scenes. Change was inescapable though, so back through the aisles I went, searching for beautiful,… More
The holiday season can be stressful. I’d love to be able to host a delightful Christmas party, bake delicious cookies, make excellent gift choices, send inspiring cards, decorate like an interior design pro, and create world peace. However, I’m not capable of all of that and if I don’t reduce my expectations to a realistic… More
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