The path to happiness

“Covering up our emotional reality removes the power of Jesus in our lives. The cover up elevates our self-reliance.” Jean-Marie Jobs. Regulating my emotions in another Lockdown feels like a crucible. It hurts. However one of the most important tasks of growth is to understand how I hurt and suffer. Suffering is negative but it’s part of life. I ease mine by being in nature … Continue reading The path to happiness

Flattery will get you everywhere

“Travel is fatal to narrow-mindedness, prejudice and bigotry.” Mark Twain A ten year old told me yesterday my website was lovely and it made her feel good about everything in life. She suggested I write more blogs. What a lovely thing to say. A lot has happened in my life this year and it’s only February. I feel behind in my writing and sharing. Have … Continue reading Flattery will get you everywhere

Feelings are not the enemy

“When you name a feeling it increases your brains ability to deal with it.” Henry Cloud. I have high praise for the truth tellers amongst us. Why? Because I live in a world that seems to obstruct and repress feelings and the expression of them, at every turn. I might live in a society where everyone has the right to freedom of expression and opinion. … Continue reading Feelings are not the enemy

Connection and belonging

I sit window facing in the dryness and warmth of the Roseville Whole Foods. My hot coffee and circular English toffees laid before me. I take joy in the atypical California weather. Palm trees swaying back and forth in the wind. Puddles abound. Folsom Lake has reached full capacity. The American River in Sacramento continues to rise. My coffee and English toffees make for a … Continue reading Connection and belonging