Merton for the Morning

"So I stand among you as one who offers a small message of hope, that first, there are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social acceptance, not dependent on social routine, and prefer a kind of free-floating existence under a state of risk. And among... Continue Reading →

PTSD and me

I used to be plagued by the standard symptoms of PTSD for years.  Despite knowing what was going on with me--my background as treatment provider made it impossible to not know--I didn't begin any kind of treatment until my early 30s.  I went to therapist after therapist looking for someone who would 'fit' me, 'get'... Continue Reading →

Inspired Prayer for Today

Inspired by a local listserve's back-n-forth about prayer--the belief in, efficacy of, purpose for, and belly-aching about it not being the 'proper' platform to discuss such matters--I felt this. My Prayer for Today That you hear the Divine both within silence and a child's laughter, That you see the Divine both in yourself and another, That... Continue Reading →

A Baby’s Hug

A Lesson on Judgement, Openness and Love sent by a friend via email and I thought it worth sharing!!  Thanks, Jackie! We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He... Continue Reading →

What the…? How the…?

This note is in response to a few people asking me how all of this new 'stuff', this healing gift came to be. The question generally comes from those who knew me 'way back when' and the idea of who I was in the past meshing with the new just doesn't seem to connect. How... Continue Reading →

UnCommon Touch

It's not New Age; it's of the Ages. It's real, not woo-woo. It doesn't require belief or faith (although I'm sure it helps to not prefer a root canal). It doesn't interfere with belief or faith. Its only magic is in its simplicity. I breathe, you heal. You change. You shift. You de-stress. You find... Continue Reading →

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