Giving Up Worry for Lent

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”  – Chinese Proverb Anxiousness has journeyed with me for as long as I can remember, for various reasons, becoming crippling at certain points in my life as I enduredContinue reading “Giving Up Worry for Lent”

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”

A Song of Yourself

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil,     Continue reading “A Song of Yourself”