Why does it feel so good to hold and love an infant child?
It is because of their vulnerability…
When I was a child, I loved bugs. I played with grasshoppers, butterflies, and caterpillars. Then one day while walking barefoot in the grass, I stepped on a bee and was stung for the first time.
The summer began as an experiment in Free Will
We allowed our children to have access to computers and TVs at their own discretion. This made for about a month and a half’s worth of fighting, agitation, and up to 6 hours a day of screen time. GASP....
It was a beautiful spring morning to take a walk in the park. When I got back into my car, I noticed a little mosquito on the windshield…I thought nothing of it as I pulled out of my parking space. When I turned onto the street I thought ...
Have you ever gone through the “stuff of life” and come out the other side pessimistic and negative?
I noticed this in myself as my family transitioned through a difficult loss. Before this time, I always felt optimistic and could find a solution to every problem...
At the beginning of each week, I consider the tasks that would be most important for me to fulfill...one or two things always stand out as a high priority to accomplish.
The weather has kept things interesting lately. So, I make my decisions about where to focus, I take care of anything pressing…
Answering the call to non-action is perhaps one of the most noble quests yet interestingly, it isn’t very celebrated in our American society. I was surprised to discover how much happier and loving I felt when I took time to just sit with my thoughts and look out the window.
As the New Year rolls in it is a great time for us to evaluate our self-talk and consider what kind of story we are writing for our lives…is it one that pleases us, or do some things need to change?
I noticed despite all my prayer and focus on being a more loving person…I couldn’t break the cycle of my grumpiness at home.
A few months ago, before conceptualizing this website...
I was sitting in meditation one morning as the sun rose, staring out the window at one of my favorite trees, with whom I have shared many mornings. I remember that during this time I was in a lot of pain with a recurring back injury. As I sat there in stillness, I went into a dream-like state in which I had a vision of...
After years of feverishly working to prove my self-worth and stroke my ego a series of calamities struck me…ultimately changing the course of my life forever. I call this “the Great Un-doing”, and it has been the focus of my days ever since. Before the Un-doing, I thought I had it all figured out: a cool job, a loving husband and family, perfect children, and a
Hi, I'm Jen
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