Month: October 2014

Getting hooked!

Post No.11—October 28, 2014 It isn’t the content of our movie that needs our attention, it’s the projector. It isn’t the current story line that’s the root of our pain; it’s our propensity to be bothered in the first place. -Pema Chodron We know what feel like to have our buttons pushed. If we have enough presence of mind to understand what is happening, … Read More Getting hooked!

The Newness of Autumn

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus At this time of year, I am always reminded of the Greek myth of Persephone, the goddess who was kidnapped by Hades and spent half the year with him in the Underworld and half the year on earth with her mother Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest. The Greeks used this story … Read More The Newness of Autumn

To Live Well

Live well enough to horrify a few and inspire many -Clarissa Pinkola Estes One of the simplest definitions of what it means to live well is found, I believe, in Joseph Campbell’s invitation to “follow your bliss”.   This means to live an authentic life, the life you were meant to live, to pursue that which brings you joy, peace, and a sense of rightness. … Read More To Live Well

Addiction to Perfection

When we are addicted we can never get enough of the thing we crave and our concept of nourishment can contract into a survival-based longing for more, coupled with a primal experience of not enough. -author Christine Caldwell Society condemns most addictions: drugs, alcohol, food, cigarettes. But what about addiction to something society nominally encourages, like perfectionism? In our jobs, families, fitness, and even … Read More Addiction to Perfection