Category Archive: poetry

The Sublime Glitter of an Orchid

An Orchid’s Lesson on Self-Confidence

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Transit.

When Time Seems to Stand Still. Sometimes life hovers heavily in limbo. Today’s luminous sunset is imminent, yet the traces of tomorrow are not not yet visible. You are waiting for things; all… Continue reading

10 Thoughts to Help You Build a Mindfulness Routine

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. — William Blake After… Continue reading

A Plea for the Right to Stillness

A place to be quiet, listen, be still, is not merely a solitary refuge from the noisy busyness of the world. It is not simply an absence of intrusion; it is in itself… Continue reading

Don’t change.

Don’t change. Change is impossible, and even if it were possible, it is undesirable. Stay as you are. Love yourself as you are. And change, if it is at all possible, will take… Continue reading

Stop to Continue

This, I find, generally works for any task you are trying to get done. Give it a try tonight after a day’s worth of work :) The best way is always to stop… Continue reading

The Secret of October Trees

Márgarét, áre you gríeving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leáves like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah! ás the heart grows older It will come to such… Continue reading

Fear.

Two quotes complimenting each other. Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right… Continue reading

Sunny Side Up Mindfully

a post on frying eggs with love Feel the morning cold of the kitchen floor radiating through your feet, put on fluffy slippers, cherish the soft cozy. Turn on the stove, rub your… Continue reading

Being Hot Fudge Sundaes

We don’t want to EAT hot fudge sundaes as much as we want our lives to BE hot fudge sundaes. We want to come home to ourselves. — Geneen Roth, Women, Food and… Continue reading

HSPs in a World of Beauty

HSPs have a superpower: they can FEEL beauty. Not that others can’t. But recent discussions with friends have given me the impression that it takes a lot more for some of them to… Continue reading

An Awakened Life

People often say to me, “I’d love to practice mindfulness, but I’m so busy I can’t seem to find the time.” Most people think of mindfulness as something they must squeeze into an… Continue reading

A Pear

  My newest secret hobby (when no one is looking at me, obviously) is looking at food. Yep. I said it. I find it strangely reassuring. Grounding. To carry a pear in your… Continue reading

The Soft Animal of Your Body

We meet in an airy high-ceiling room of a formerly Buddhist school; the building must have been built around 1900 and survived the war. The polish of the chestnut-colored hardwood floors reflects the… Continue reading

On Seeing

As I was taking these photographs on the Oregon Coast, a van pulled up out of nowhere. Out tumbled a mother with her two kids. The woman scurried right up to me and… Continue reading

“One world at a time.” — Henry David Thoreau

This blog is under serious construction. In store are philosophical articles on being an HSP, introvert, intuitive eater, and a 21st Century Super(wo)man with a flair for mindfulness, nature, cooking, photography, reading, or… Continue reading

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