Seeking joy in the present moment

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” ~ Carlos Santana   When you feel anxious waiting for a call from your child’s doctor with his or her test results, what eases your stress? When a family member, living hours away, is sick again with the symptoms of his or herContinue reading “Seeking joy in the present moment”

Joy: It’s Your Choice

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi This blog post has been a long time coming–a year in the making, actually. The time away has been spent on rest and rejuvenation, intense personal renewal and reflection, an invaluable year spent refining myself in aContinue reading “Joy: It’s Your Choice”

Thank You Poetry, I Owe it All to You

Always be a poet, even in prose.  ~Charles Baudelaire, “My Heart Laid Bare,”Intimate Journals, 1864 Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.  ~Plato, Ion The smell of ink is intoxicating to me — others may have wine, but I have poetry. ~Terri Guillemets   Barely visible to any unassuming pair of eyes, a dusty collection ofContinue reading “Thank You Poetry, I Owe it All to You”