Browsing All posts tagged under »Self-Care«

Helpers and Healers

March 18, 2021


In need of healing, I'm looking for the helpers.

Stupid & Clumsy From Grief

January 8, 2021


"We have to find the balance that allows us each to contribute to the community--while preserving our health..."

Sheree’s Last Hug

December 29, 2020


I didn't know it was goodbye.

Citizen Teacher on Hiatus

August 14, 2020


It's still summer, but I've had a fall.

Alan Watts Again: Meditation

June 10, 2020


I've learned so much from Alan Watts; his work has definitely contributed to my mental and physical well-being for decades.

Death, Anxiety, & the Wisdom of Watts

May 14, 2020


After about a year of practicing the faith, anxiety, depression, nightmares, and night terrors became my nightly reality.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

April 29, 2020


I feel for anyone whose daily reality is chronic pain, and I want you to know: I see you.

Hello, Fear. You’re Here. I’m Here.

March 18, 2020


If I don't live to see the end of this pandemic, how would I like to have spent my last days of good health?

“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver

March 13, 2020


You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body      love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting— over and over announcing your place in the family of things. This poem is good medicine. I first met this poem when I came in a letter from my friend, G. Lynn Nelson, author of Writing and Being. We became penpals after we […]