Self Care?

We are still in the fist part of the year. That's not a typo. I meant, "fist," not, "first." We are assaulted by the new year and with all its expectations, resolutions, and wintery mixes. Then we navigate the hypermanic and bipolar episodes of weather (sunny and 50 one day followed by a rainy 38) … Continue reading Self Care?

Identity

"Do not let your struggle become your identity." Too many times, we struggle to the point which we can no longer determine where the struggle ends and we as people begin. If this is any of us, perhaps this awareness can allow the taking of a single step, or a million steps to place a … Continue reading Identity

I am

Elena Brower says I am. I am all of these things and I am none of these things. I am a runner yoga teacher wife daughter writer painter friend student maker coach wanderer collector. I also tell myself I am judgemental cranky hypocritical lazy mean rude self-centered distracted. I am all of these things and … Continue reading I am

Re: Connect

Caveat: This is a post that comes from nowhere and really belongs nowhere but, for me, permeates everywhere. I love the show CBS Sunday Morning. I love the music. I love the pace. I love the art. I love the connection. I love the vignettes. Why? I don't know. But, today, I was reminded: When … Continue reading Re: Connect

Vacuum

One July, too long ago, I spent a week in New Orleans.  I was with my church and half us were spending time building homes with Habitat for Humanity and the other half of us organized and facilitated the summer bible school program the church in NOLA didn't have the staff to continue. Everyone worked during the … Continue reading Vacuum

Unplug

Ok. So, tomorrow is Saturday.  Totally a perfect day to unplug. Put down the phone.  Close the computer.  Power down the tablet.  For all intents and purposes, move all technology to the settings that you would feel secure if you were taking off on a flight with 100 air marshals ensuring your devices were in … Continue reading Unplug

Stillness

Let the water settle; you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being. - Rumi There is so much churning in the world. Consider stillness. Inaction and stillness are not the same things. Contemplate the proceedings. Scrutinize what you hear. Conscientiously determine your path forward. Own your journey. Leave it all out there. … Continue reading Stillness