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Everyone gets a little down from time to time, but Nature is one of the best mood boosters available. The beauty of our surroundings can help us feel happy and whole again.
Using all our senses is key to enjoying all nature has to offer.
Smell: What plants do you smell? Can you smell the moist soil, and freshly mown grass?
Sight: What do you see? Stare into the sky and watch the trees riffled by the wind. Look…Continue
Out of the blue―BLAMO!―someone CRITICIZES us. It’s unexpected and hurtful, and it’s personal, or at least if feels that way.
What do we do? We want to defend ourselves, or punish the offender. Maybe a well-aimed insult. But if this is a friend, colleague, boss, or family member, we might not want to burn that bridge. Where does that leave us?
How do we navigate the tricky waters of criticism? The next few moments are crucial to our continued relationship with that…Continue
I had a strange dream. A woman was shaking me by the shoulders asking me frantically “Why do you pray? Why do you pray?” Her face inches from my own, her wild gray hair snaking around her head.
Startled awake, this vivid dream stuck with me all day, and I wondered why I got this message.
So why do we pray? Larry Dussey writes (in the foreword to The Energy of Prayer, by Thich Nhat Hanh) “The urge to pray is universal. We know of no culture past or…Continue
When despair for the world grows in me
And I wake in the night at the least sound
In fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
Rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron…Continue