The Gift Of This Moment

Has it occurred to you that this moment is a gift? The sniffly nose, traffic jam, burst pipe, thunder storm. The fresh from the oven roast, sip of hot cocoa, snuggle with the kids. The cancelled party, broken leg. Heartbreak.  Moment. All doorways to the sacred. To...

The new (not) normal

Change can be frightening and sometimes overwhelming. It can be an intense test of patience, nerves and tolerance of uncertainty. So, when someone says “I’d like things to return to normal”. They usually mean to return to what they’re familiar...

Open And Undefended

Question: I’m hurting. First my job went away, then my partner asked for a trial separation and then I fell ill. I feel like curling up into a ball and shutting down. Response: I get it. When we feel hurt we want to avoid getting even more hurt. But the thing is...

Stand For Truth

Q: There’s so much injustice in the world, what can I do? A: First, take a look. Are you feeling stirred up with upset, anger or agitation? In the face of injustice or abuse, feelings of hurt and anger are perfectly human. I use the word ‘perfectly’ to point to...

You Are Not Broken

Person: Hey, God. God: Hi… Person: I’m falling apart. Please put me back together again. God: I’d rather not. Person: Why? God: You are not a puzzle, let alone broken. Person: What? All the pieces of my life are in disarray. God: Let what’s...
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