Category Archives: self compassion

open like the sky

My heart is soft toward so many things. My heart opens like the sky for butterflies, or purring cats and smiling dogs, for the wind in the trees, for children in their tears or laughter or deep concentration, for strangers … Continue reading

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notice what’s beautiful

For today, I notice what’s beautiful. The world is so much more than what turns up on a screen. So for today, I look around me and notice what’s beautiful. And it is everywhere. I notice the cat’s gentle eyes. … Continue reading

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doodles: loneliness

     

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secrets

In my newfound zeal for fun reading, I lately launched into a true story, Annie’s Ghosts, by Steve Luxenberg. I’m still just getting into the thing, but, basically, the book explores a family’s discovery that their mother had a sister about … Continue reading

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setback and opportunity

It took me awhile to finally accept it, but my sewing machine was abandoning me. There was no getting the tension right, stitches were loose or tangled or skipped. I fussed with the tension, changed needles, cleaned the machine. Nothing … Continue reading

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beloved books

I read a lot, but in recent years I’ve noticed I don’t read a lot of fiction. Lately, however, I happily stumbled across the Blue Mood Café blog, and it somehow opened my eyes to what I’ve been missing. As I … Continue reading

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change must be

I remember it with both joy and melancholy. I was finally preparing to leave. Everything was just about packed up. The house was already taking on that empty feeling. It was getting down to the wire, just days before saying … Continue reading

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