Month: November 2017

Caring for Ourselves

I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself. -Michel de Montaigne It’s so easy to get lost in the beliefs and values of others! Many of us just spent a pretty intense time of togetherness with our friends and families during the Thanksgiving weekend. And, while many of these encounters were hopefully pleasurable, … Read More Caring for Ourselves

Hunger

Things—identifiable objects, products, goals with clear labels and price tags, men you’ve known for five minutes—make such a handy repository for hungers, such an easy mask for other desires and such a ready cure for the feelings of edgy discontent that emerge when other desires are either thwarted or unnamed. -Caroline Knapp, from Appetites: Why Women Want   I spent Thanksgiving 2009 in the … Read More Hunger

True Belonging

True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. -Brene Brown, from “Braving the Wilderness”   I’ve been spending a lot of time alone lately.   Shortly after my eldest child … Read More True Belonging

Clear Vision

Overall, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give to the listener the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe…That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life, and we all try to do that in some way. The musician’s is through his music. … Read More Clear Vision

Waking up Souls

Things have a life of their own…it’s simply a matter of waking up their souls.” -Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from “One Hundred Years of Solitude” Just recently, I began re-reading one of my favorite books, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. When I read this line—near the beginning of the book—I was shaken to the core, and re-read it probably ten to … Read More Waking up Souls