About Belonging

I wrapped up my Heart of Relationships course a week or so ago. Goodness me, it was packed with, well, the goodness of healing and joy that flows from deep insights. One comment lingered and I thought it might be a good reflection for Heart Notes. A participant...

The Promise

The promise is not that everything in life will go well. It’s greater than that. The promise is that when things go badly; chaos erupts, conflict ignites, cruelty stuns, tragedy strikes, grief overwhelms. Grace dwells in the midst. Silently inviting you to turn...

Are You Listening?

“You’re not listening to me!” Ouch. This kind of ouch goes both ways. It touches the ‘talker’ and the ‘listener’. The ‘talker’ feels unacknowledged and misunderstood. The ‘listener’ feels...

When Love Gatecrashed My Mind

I was recently asked: “How do relationships change after awakening?” To my surprise I laughed out loud. Not because the question was insincere, and not because I didn’t intend to offer a considered reply. After a pause, clarity tumbled into awareness...

The Problem Of Negative People

When you look around your relationships you may find people who fall into the somewhat, or persistent, negative category. Perhaps they are depressed, critical, condescending or angry. Like plants that grow away from loud speakers blasting discordant music, it’s...
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