It Didn’t Go As Planned, And It’s Okay

My entire life can be described in one sentence:  It didn’t go as planned, and it’s okay. --Rachel Wolchin What do you mean it’s okay when it doesn’t go as planned?  I read this quote and chuckle.  When it doesn’t go as planned, my fear says--”What did I do wrong?  Who screwed it up and …

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Grounded in the Moment

A recent hike to the redwoods. My second home. For stillness and peace. For strength. I ground myself in the present moment. What do you do when you need to get grounded in the present moment?

Surrendering to the Moment

Surrendering to the moment.  It goes against everything you'd think surrendering means. Recall the first time you learned to float.  The water against your skin, cool, exciting.  As you lay back, you feel the excitement.  The anticipation. "Will I sink?"  The fearful thoughts rise to the surface, almost as if to hold you down, keep …

Finding the Light

I am 18.  Sitting calmly, quietly.  Looking up at the stained glass windows and the light shining through.  The particles of dust visible in the light rays, suspended, dancing.  Listening to the priest, his slurred French, running the words from a ceremony he'd likely performed hundreds of times before, I knew I wouldn't experience this …