I recently made a trip to the thrift store to purchase new long sleeved men’s shirts for the winter. I happily found three shirts in like new condition. Two were missing buttons, yet the replacement buttons were still attached at the bottom of the placket. I suspect the missing button may have been the reason they were discarded. Very often I purchase clothing that is … Continue reading Mending Clothes – a Forgotten Skill with Global Impact
October is domestic violence awareness month. I could quote you a thousand statistics. I could share my own survival story. I could expose the raw pain of it that still washes over me at unexpected moments. But mind numbing facts and emotional voyerism has done little to change the fact that one third of people in this country have lived through hell. Instead I’m going … Continue reading How to end Domestic Violence
For the child me, grace was an incongruent concept to the shame and destructive seed of self doubt and loathing sown into field of my tender heart. The concept I had of grace was in short of big old lie that tormented me endlessly with fear and disconnected my soul from the Oneness of the Infinite Divine. Continue reading The Light of Grace
What is kindness? It’s not sugary sweetness, but a stretching of self beyond Ego. Continue reading What is Kindness?
In 1996 a group of teenagers from all over the United States took a trip to Peru. Several of the young ladies were from the Midwest. I’ll never forget the look on one young woman’s face when a very well respected lacol pastor embraced her and kissed her cheek. Or the look on the line of young men’s faces when they realized, they too were … Continue reading Honest Affection
Profit recently learned to jump fences. Considering that Serenity is directly across the street from a small school this is not a good thing. Profit is a one thousand pound working steer in training to become an ox. At this point in his life he a half ton puppy who LOVES children. He is actually quite beautiful when he jumps. If he was a horse … Continue reading Boundaries Part 1 – What are They?
I was raised in a time of shifting ideology in this country. Traditional gender roles and second wave Feminism clashed in the media and stereotypes clashed around me as the child of a single mother in a male dominated industry. A male teacher told my mother he was shocked at how “well adjusted” I am considering I was from a “broken home”. Mom’s reply “children … Continue reading Monday’s Musings : I Can’t Do EVERYTHING
Everytime the word should slides out of our mouths we undermind our own personal authority in our lives and give that athourity to insecurity. Continue reading Monday’s Musings: Should
A small action can cause chaos over time without the intention of anything malicious. Continue reading Monday’s Musings: The Ethics of the Ripple Effect
Wait, are emotions negative or positive? Doesn’t that denote a “right” and a “wrong” with emotions? Continue reading Monday’s Musings: The Cult of Positivity