Rest is Healing

Whenever I’m working in my home office, Puff and Zoey will curl up on their beds next to my chair and sleep contentedly, sometimes for hours at a time. They look adorable, there’s no scuffles between them, and it lets me focus on my projects du jour. I understood the reasons for this from a…

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Why I Love Flower Essences

Imagine you’re walking through a meadow. The sun is beaming warmly, the breeze is flowing gently, the birds are chirping gleefully all around you, and everywhere you turn, brightly blooming flowers are speckling the landscape with color. (If you need to, you can also imagine that you’ve conquered your allergies and there are absolutely no…

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From Butterfly: Surrender to Change

At the fire walk retreat I attended a few week ago, we were reminded of the incredible process of metamorphosis that a caterpillar must go through in order to become a butterfly. Ever since, I’ve been seeing butterflies everywhere. Or maybe I’m just now paying a lot more attention. Butterfly’s story is this… After hatching from…

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The Fire of Transformation

It wasn’t even two years ago that I failed a simple 6-minute walking test with my physical therapist. A few weekends ago, I walked across fire. I’d wanted to experience this since I first learned that fire walks were a thing, but since I was having a hard enough time walking on the ground at the time, I didn’t…

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Show Up Anyway

Between making some upgrades in my business and resigning from a part-time teaching job, I’d put a lot of faith in my ability to be more consistent than I’ve ever been in the 9+ years I’ve been doing this work. So when I found myself struggling to come up with my weekly blog post last…

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3 Surprising Ways Your Pets Can Make You Happier

When your pets are calm and well-behaved, you don’t need convincing of their positive impact on your life. They provide years of companionship and show you the meaning of unconditional love. They keep you anchored in daily routines and give you someone to care for. Studies have shown that having animals can even bring physical benefits like lowering our blood pressure,…

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10 Years After Molly

I didn’t think I’d survive it when I came home to find my cat, Molly, lying lifeless on the bathroom floor. She was only 4 years old, and despite a couple of frantic weeks spent trying to heal her from a sudden-onset autoimmune condition, losing her just wasn’t on my radar. I was newly divorced, working a…

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From Snail: Slower is Stronger

I left last week’s acupuncture session feeling like I was on Cloud Nine (a typical post-acupuncture disposition). But then I remembered all the things I had to do to get ready for a friend’s graduation party that evening, and I started to descend from euphoria. As I briskly made my way out of the complex, a…

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I Do What I Want

Earlier this week, I walked into my kitchen and was surprised to see an orange kitty lounging on top of the hutch. Holly has been known to maneuver her way to the ledge above the cabinets to get a better view for stalking an intruding bug or mouse she’s intent on hunting, but this was…

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My Word of the Year for 2017

Choosing a “word of the year” has become one of my key intention-setting strategies in my annual life planning ritual. That word becomes the compass with which I plot my course for the year and make decisions day-to-day. In 2016, my word was “light.” The year before that, it was pleasure. But for some reason, arriving at this…

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