Don’t Be A Cactus

It is hard to hug a cactus – and painful.  Those prickly spines can hurt.  But they also protect the cactus. Have you grown prickly spines to protect yourself?  Sometimes we think we have to protect ourselves – sometimes we take it too far. When we are so protected, we are often also protected from…

Is It Really Water Under The Bridge?

It’s water under the bridge – means we are letting something go – letting something flow away from us that is not helpful in our lives. It is a wonderful visual to use when we are actually letting something go.  Watch the emotions that we attached to the thing flow away – float on down…

Are Your Roots Tangled And Complex?

Roots are important.  But imagine if a tree was only roots; if it never grew up and got nourishment from sunshine and rain. Things happen in the roots as they grow – they become tangled and complex  – and they spread out farther than we think.  Just like our past; our childhood and formative years.  The roots…

Tired Of Being Disappointed?

Feeling disappointed?  By someone else? We can only feel disappointment if we have expectations and “rules” about what is supposed to happen. Usually when someone tells us they are going to do something – we expect them to do it. But what if we did not have expectations?  What if we did not expect anyone…

More About Respecting Other Cultures

This is a statue in Cherokee, North Carolina.  The lettering on the side of the bear is the Cherokee alphabet.  The bear is a nod to Sequoia, the Cherokee who created the alphabet.  In photos Sequoia is seen smoking a pipe like that one and wearing a loose turban on his head. It is easy for…

Love Of A Garden

Even if you do not feel that you have a green thumb, there are many plants you can grow with very little effort or know-how.  Chives (above photo) is one of them.  If you do not have a yard, you can grow plants and vegetables in containers.  There is a lot of information about gardening online…

Even Our Shadows Are Different

We have things in common.  We are human.  We are on a spiritual adventure here on earth right now.  But beyond that we can be very different from each other.  Even our shadows are distinctly ours. The world is a bright, vibrant place because we are all so different.  We each have unique things to…