For as far back as I can remember, I have always wanted a companion, romantic feelings not required, but would be nice. I don't feel as though I have been really known by my family. They seemed to have been too busy with their own lives to take the time to get to know what [...]
Don't let anyone rob you of your zen. Most people have at least one person who can easily get under their skin by a harsh comment or a sharp look, and more often than not these people are part of the family. It cuts deep when a parent shows disappointment or disgust with a choice [...]
You may feel as though no one can see or understand the depth of your pain. But once you bring that pain out into the light, to the surface It loses its power and its grip on you because you're no longer hiding it trying to conceal it. The shame lessens A real, raw, integrated [...]
Never feel separate from the wild It made you The sea preceded you shapes the planet and you are wild too.
Today I swam in a lake, even though I couldn't see the bottom and I felt the sun on my skin while I read and wrote. I took the day entirely to myself and went to Moraine State Park, in spite of the work I could be doing on my dissertation and coursework for [...]
The universe is not blind to your suffering, but it does want you to notice its ebb and flow. Your suffering is not constant and neither is the tide. It will wash over you, but it won't stay forever.
You may feel as though no one sees the depth of your pain or bears witness to your struggles and efforts. The universe nature can hold that pain for you in its entirety. It misses nothing in its constant presence. And when you come to the sea, come as you are. You will be seen [...]
If nothing else inspires or sustains you today Rest in knowing that nature can hold your problems Your fears With kindness and without judgment. The sun is not stingy with its warmth On days when people disappoint. If you lie in the forest or the fields You'll find expansiveness. The ground can hold you up [...]