Perspective

Regrowing Inner Strength

I have mulled the word strength over in my mind for almost two months.   I have come up with a book of stories on how I have been a strong woman, my whole life. But, I haven’t been able to think of a single instance where I might be…

Trusting the Process

  She has spent nearly 60 years surviving multiple traumas, yet her faith is unquestionable. She is quick to point out the positives of life and is full of gratitude. His eyes are kind and he is genuinely interested in hearing about my day despite his intense grief…

Hello World

I have always turned to books for answers to life’s most difficult questions. For inspiration, I have hung a photograph of one of my favorite authors, Virginia Woolf, prominently in my living room. Her work on gender, class, sexuality, and empire seems in many ways still relevant. But…

Why I’m No Better Than The Grinch At Stopping Christmas

Maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but I do not like Christmas. It’s not that I don’t try to like it, and it’s not that I have never liked it, but inevitably, sometime on Thanksgiving Day, the reality of the looming Christmas season hits me, and I become melancholy…

Hidden Strengths

Strengths have their roots in the character of the Universe. Even deeper, Strength has its unique propelling root. As our social cultures push us to success and glitter, we tend to abandon the magic given to us, and over time, move further from knowing our ultimate strength. Begin…

While Looking for Passion, I Found Light

Passion is the stuff that lights up your insides— like heartburn, but less acidic. Funny that my struggles on the topic of “passion” for the second edition of Garden Spices brought me to this next one on “light.” Interesting words—passion, purpose… light. Is it just me, or have…

Hello World!

The topic for this issue is light. Light, at least for me in this essay, is related to seeing, or vision. So here goes! Peripheral Vision My son and I have always loved to watch the moon. We are excited when we hear about an upcoming appearance of…

30 is the New Light

I am 29 years old. With all of the things that I have been through in my life, I feel much older. Either way, I am 29. Sometimes “I am just 29”, and with a much younger crowd, “Oh hunny, I am 29!” to signify that I am…

Resonance

Resonance Creates Amplification Which Builds An Energy Signal That Resides Deep Inside Of Us All. Within Each And Every Human Being Lies A Blessed And Unique Soul That Unites With Us In The Womb. After Our Birth The Voice Of Our Souls Can Be Heard Calling Us Towards…

Let It Shine

“This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…” Most of us are familiar with the words in this song. We can sing it, and have a rousing time doing that. But how many really take the time to understand what these words really represent, especially…