Wow! vs. Oww

In our deepest relationships, there comes a time when when our partners push us into places of profound discomfort. If we’re lucky, our first response to this challenge might be “Wow, this is work!,” but for so many of us, the complaint is a loud   “our relationship...

The Love Connection.

In every relationship, when the challenges start to feel more familiar than the easy, fun times, the question can arise whether this is really worth the struggle.  Add in some doubts and insecurities, past hurts, perhaps a few ongoing injuries and a tender, sensitive...

Beliefs and Practices

All people are valuable. The value of every human being is intrinsic and is not dependent upon achievements or human striving. Society, culture, families and life in general can create a tremendous amount of personal stress. Life is very challenging even when things...
Beliefs and Practices

Beliefs and Practices

All people are valuable. The value of every human being is intrinsic and is not dependent upon achievements or human striving. Society, culture, families and life in general can create a tremendous amount of personal stress. Life is very challenging even when things...

Daisies, Presence and Choosing Love

For weeks now, I’ve been walking the path outside my back gate down to the Old Orchard. A group of daisies grows along this path. They stand in the middle of longish grass, among the old gnarled apple trees that have been part of our village for a hundred years. The...

Appreciation

When I hear the word appreciation my thoughts quickly go to people, situations and events that stir happy and satisfying emotions within me.  I think of my dear kind grandmother who nurtured me through my years as a child and young adult; I think of my lovely garden...