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Everything is Connected

Everything is Connected

Did you know that redwood trees, which majestically stand up to 400 feet tall, do not have a taproot? A 350 foot tall redwood tree has a root system that goes only about 10′ deep. So how then, do these gentle giants manage to withstand winter winds? It turns out...
Why Must I Feel?

Why Must I Feel?

I used to walk around trying to be happy and positive all of the time. I would say that I had no enemies; that I didn’t hate, or even dislike anyone. I would deny angry feelings, only allowing myself to be sad. And any sadness I felt was not allowed to stay, I...
The Art of Self Love

The Art of Self Love

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ― Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart The young woman pictured here is filled with warmth; she practically...
The Power of Self Love

The Power of Self Love

“It’s not fair! Why am I always at fault!” I used to think, “This can’t be true; there are two people involved and no one is always to blame.” I was living in a marriage where I shouldered the blame for everything that happened. I would swallow my voice and refrain...
Self Acceptance

Self Acceptance

Have you ever spent time with a group of beautiful people, and been overwhelmed by what you perceive is your own inadequacy? This recently happened to me. I felt like I did not measure up, like I could never reach their level of beauty and grace. So I sat at a party,...