Self Care Theory: I've never thought of caring for myself as a service to others, but the more I work on my own evolution, I am beginning to piece together how these concepts are related. At the very least, not caring for yourself properly brings others down. It makes you a drag to be around … Continue reading Self-Care For a Word That Needs You
Dear Erin,You are so beautiful. Your light is infectious, and your passion for loving others gives me hope for the world. You are so smart, and kind, and generous. You write beautiful stories, and your imagination is endless. You are a good friend and a sweet soul. What I love most about you is your … Continue reading Dear Erin
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When I think about the core of who I am, my inner connection with nature is inseparable from my understanding of myself. I simply do not exist in any capacity which would be considered separate, or a part from, the natural world. It makes good sense if you think about it. Human beings are only … Continue reading The Spirit-Nature Connection
Sometimes, the past comes flooding back to me, devouring my current state with its heavy load, and suddenly, I am every woman I have ever been. The woman I was before the clouds parted and an angel fell down to earth, landing haphazardly in my unhemmed pocket. The woman chasing the sunrise with deep inhales of … Continue reading The Waiting Room
I wish I could conjure a way to lay this restless yearning back inside my bones, where it was once quiet. If I could do that, then the mountains might stop whispering to me through the cracks between every other thought, and maybe I'd be able to think straight again. To focus on the task … Continue reading Back at the Beginning of Creation
There is a place deep inside, in the hollow solar plexus yellow. This place is aching and hot, twisting and swirling in a violent hurricane of anxious wait. It fills, desperately stretching under the pressure built of yearning, not for cooling relief but for the frenzied festival of human experience; to dance in the rain, to swim beside sea creatures of the … Continue reading To Love by Default