Community and Belonging

I have been searching for where I belong for the longest time.  I knew my faith in Christ, in Biblical truth was unshakable. However, what I didn’t realize is that before I could find where I belonged in the world, in the community of faith, I had to accept myself.  Read more…

Shadow Self and Self Esteem

The psychologist, Carl Jung, described hidden part of our psyche as “the shadow”. It’s the part that sometimes scares us with the things we don’t know, or don’t want to know about ourselves. It is essentially our unconscious mind telling us what it wants. Sometimes it comes in dreams, other Read more…

Broken Pieces

For the longest time I had been starting my day with unforgiveness towards myself for errors in judgement and allowing fear and childhood baggage having kept me from pursing my true path as an arts minister.  I didn’t really see each day as a new day to start my life, Read more…

Not About Forgetting

Letting go is not always easy and we may thing that letting go means forgetting, forgetting about the lessons learned, or even letting go of people, memories.  That’s not true.   I can remember a love that rocked my world, even if it was one hell of a roller coaster, Read more…

Benefits of Meditation

Why go back? Usually we are all about going forward, trail blazing.  Why are people now looking more and more to ancient practices including homeopathy?  What is in these ancient practices that are drawing people to them?  Good question and I hope this provides somewhat of an answer. People are now Read more…

Scars

I have learned to wear a mask, to have a “whatever, it is what it is” attitude.  This stems from my childhood.  After my parents divorced and issues with that, very visible throughout my life and young adult years, where I was not always wise in my choices, in stewarding my Read more…

Music and Autism

As we know, music can be quite powerful in lifting us up, creating nostalgia, recalling memories of times past.  For those with autism, and alzheimer’s  even those of us who need to get out of a funk, certain songs can have a soothing effects.  When I recently had surgery I was then Read more…