I’ve been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy from the very start and haven’t missed an episode. I’m still watching 17 seasons later. And while the show has had moments that have remained with me over the years, I never thought I’d actually use a line from the show for this column. Until the episode a few weeks ago, which featured the above quote.Continue Reading
When it comes to habits, cats are probably the original creatures of routine and most don’t take kindly to having that routine disrupted. I love some of the habits I’ve created as a result of Allegra’s routine, especially first thing in the morning: waking up to her eager little face as she waits for me to get her breakfast ready, then sitting with my first cup of coffee and Allegra in my lap as I fully wake up.Continue Reading
Patience has never been my strong suit, and lately, it’s really being tested while I’m waiting to be able to get my Covid vaccine, so this quote is timely for me, and I suspect for many of you out there as well.Continue Reading
I thought today’s quote by John Lennon fits in nicely with our recent theme of hope.
If you need a little extra help, I encourage you to try a new meditation from the Women’s Meditation Network, Everything is Going to be Okay. It’s less than 10 minutes long, and it will help you connect with the stillness inside of you.Continue Reading
A year ago today, I started writing extended Sunday Quotes columns. The first column was, appropriately, titled “Fear.” Back then, I couldn’t have imagined in my worst nightmares that more than a year later, we’d still be dealing with the pandemic.Continue Reading
This past week, for the first time in almost a year, I really started to believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not a train heading for us. Continue Reading
Pandemic wall: a particular, often sudden, feeling of emotional and spiritual exhaustion in the time of Covid. The term was popularized by New York public radio host Tanzina Vega, but the term “hitting the wall” originated in endurance sports such as running or cycling, and is a condition of sudden fatigue and loss of energy. Continue Reading
At a time when there’s so much fear and anxiety around us. it’s more important than ever to have the tools to remain calm in the center of the storm. One tool we all have is our breath. Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which counters the fight of flight response that the current crisis continuously activates.Continue Reading
I recently attended a Zoom even hosted by Mitra Rahbar, a spiritual teacher, healer and poet, titled Tools and Tips for 2021. In the seminar, she offered a number of extremely helpful suggestions on how to navigate through this already rather turbulent year. Mitra shared some of the tips from the seminar on Facebook.Continue Reading
I would guess that most of us were pretty happy to say goodbye to 2020. However, given how 2021 started, right now it’s hard not to wonder whether this year will really be that much better, which is why it’s more important than ever to hone our coping skills and learn new ones.
There is no doubt that change is coming, and perhaps, there’s even the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, but right now, we’re still stuck in the “messy middle” of what I hope will be a transformational year on a lot of different levels.Continue Reading
Finding stillness in the middle of all the chaos in our world is challenging, and it’s never been more difficult than during these last months. I believe that learning to be still, returning to our center, that place inside that settles our fears and calms emotions, is a vital survival skill at all times, but especially now. Continue Reading