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Still On A Break…

Still On A Break…

“Solitude is not a port to drop anchor, but only a port to rest for a while!” ~Mehmet Murat ildan     My shoulder is healing from the overuse and abuse I had given it this summer.  But I am realizing that I still must rest in order to heal.  That means I will still be […]

Poetry Sunday-Inner Critic

Poetry Sunday-Inner Critic

    Inner Critic     Inner Critic (IC)~You can do better, Donna.   You know and so do I.   I don’t want to hear excuses.   I just want to see results.     My dear Inner Critic, I know you mean well, but I beg to differ with you.  I am not […]

Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

    Finding My Core     I stand here at my center while all around me seems to be falling apart. Senseless violence. Memories of loved ones, now gone, bubble up to open the wounds of my heart.     And it is in these times I seek my core, a need to express […]

Poetry Sunday-Box Full of Darkness

Poetry Sunday-Box Full of Darkness

Box Full of Darkness     I open this box again. Its dark demons still survive there. The bruises, the slaps, the cuts- Pain still runs deep in the scars.     You told someone recently you remembered me fondly. And my snort of derision was a surprise. Maybe a slap back. But this ‘box […]

Poetry Sunday: Dear Rest

Poetry Sunday:  Dear Rest

Dear Rest:     How sweet it is has been to make your acquaintance.  For years, Sleep and I were great friends, but then I let Stress take her place.  And without Sleep, I was doomed to health issues.  But oh Rest you know this all too well, don’t you?     So I had […]

Finding The Compassion We Need

Finding The Compassion We Need

“Today I began to criticize myself and look at myself with a judgmental eye… but then instead of going all out in that direction, I stopped and I began to understand me. And then I began to be patient with me. And then I began to feel a softness in the middle of my chest. […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Crea...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Creating a Sanctuary

“Who will free me from hurry, flurry, the feeling of a crowd pushing behind me, of being hustled and crushed? How can I regain even for a minute the feeling of ample leisure I had during my early, my creative years? Then I seldom felt fussed, or hurried. There was time for work, for play, […]

Conversations in the Garden: On Pers...

Conversations in the Garden:  On Perspective

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden     For me, I would say the world IS a garden.  A big, beautiful garden full of plants and wildlife, so much more fascinating than I could ever dream them to be.  And […]

Nature’s Healing Balm

Nature’s Healing Balm

“What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous […]

Shedding My Bark

Shedding My Bark

“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost. But not the gestures.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration     […]

Conversations In The Garden-On Patien...

Conversations In The Garden-On Patience

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” ~ Abraham Maslow       I have been working with the amazing Sandra Pawula, from Always Well Within, in her new venture, The Joyful Wisdom Letter and Circle.  Sandra sends a letter once a month with a unique theme to work on. […]

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

    What Do You See     What do I see when I look at the world…..     I could say pain, perhaps– Injustice, poverty, surely.     And while these are heavy, obscuring my view, sometimes suffocating me, I prefer to see kindness-yes!     It glows so brightly in the night sky….rays of […]

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

    Reframing     I move on slow footsteps, In the opposite direction To the farthest shore To sit with myself.     Away from conformity, from perfection, From fear and moral outrage.     Turning my face toward the moon A softer reflection catching my tired eyes. Seeing through a darkness revealed A truer […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Resti...

Conversations In The Garden: On Resting

“A change is as good as a rest.” ― Stephen King     I am not sure I totally agree that change can be restful.  When our lives go through so much change, we need a period of rest afterwards to replenish our weary bodies and minds.  Our lives can be so overwhelming at times. […]

Poetry Sunday-Be Like A Seed

Poetry Sunday-Be Like A Seed

    Be Like A Seed     See not the hopeless, helpless time. Go instead underground And be like a seed.     Seek instead the nourishment within your own soul. Bringing refreshment and urging you to grow. Letting go of your outer shell.     Draw your courage from deep inside, It is there […]

Conversations in the Garden-On Self-N...

Conversations in the Garden-On Self-Nourishment

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self.” ~Brian Andreas     A few months ago I participated in a free online course where 30 inspiring people shared their thoughts and practices on self-love.  It was […]

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”  ~ William Maxwell     As I end this special month of my birth, now another year […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Prio...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Prioritizing Health

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos—the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh       One year ago today, I was coming home from the hospital after what was to be a simple operation to repair a tricky hernia.  But one overnight stay turned into 5 days […]

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. ~ Brian Tracy     For this month’s potpourri, I am continuing my thoughts about self-love.  Self-love and self-care are things we are not routinely […]

Loving My Scars

Loving My Scars

 “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.”  ~Unknown       I have lived my life with many scars.  Those visible childhood scars from when I fell off my bike.  Or the time my hand went through the plate-glass storm door…ouch and long story. […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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