Tag: God

Peace

In Merriam-Webster’s dictionary there are several definitions for “peace.” One is: “freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.” The peace I feel lately in my heart and in my mind is new and foreign. I’m trying to accept it rather than study it. But I can’t help but study it a little. It’s how …

Permission to be everything, including happy

Lately when I’ve been out and about in the world and run into people that I know they ask me how I am and when I say, “Great! I’m really good, thank you. How are you?” sometimes I sense that my reply takes them off guard. I have noticed that there’s sometimes a lingering pause …

A voice with a message for a lifetime

I haven’t known how to write about this new season of my life, but I think about it a lot. I wouldn’t say it was necessarily easy to write about all my deep grief, pain and suffering; it was more like I had no choice in the matter. It was coming out my pores. I …

For every season there’s a reason

It’s been three months since I wrote a post here. There are reasons for it. I haven’t known what or how to write about this new phase of grief and life that I’ve entered. I’ve been relishing BEING and not over-contemplating. I worked so hard at healing for so long after GR’s death that something …

We are never alone.

A couple of months ago I sat on the couch and told her that I’d never felt so intensely alone in my life. For weeks in a row I’d felt like I was made of cement. I’d been so tired. I felt depressed, like I was carrying around a backpack full of bricks most days. …

Big life questions, big life answers

I have struggled with the big questions of life since I was 10 years old. I can pinpoint the exact two days that forced me into this deeper realm of questioning. It was not by choice. The first happened on April 3, 1987 when I woke up to complete chaos in our house. I learned …

Soul evolution, acc. to Paramahansa Yogananda

This post is going to be short and sweet because (unpaid) writing on one’s own blog must take the backseat to paid writing gigs with deadlines. C’est la vie. The past couple of days have been really interesting and meaningful. I’ve wanted to write about them almost every hour, but duty has called instead. Soon …

Love makes it all bearable

A few weeks ago I went to an Andrew Bird concert in Memphis with my friend Megan and her boyfriend Sean. I’d seen him play at the Belly Up venue in Aspen this past summer, which was amazing. Before that, the last time I’d seen him was a couple of years ago at the Chicago …

Shaman Rob changed everything

Almost two months to the day after GR died I flew to Los Angeles by myself. My dear friend Kelli lives in Santa Monica with her husband Greg and their daughter Ruby. She had called me a few days after GR died to tell me that they were all going to New Zealand for six …