Question of the Day: “What will today bring?”

These days are full of questions. Questions are a great place to start if one wishes to find understanding. Perhaps if I ask enough questions, the answers will help to foster a feeling of safety, relief. Today asks the currently unanswerable: “What will today bring?” We have all started virtual learning, and it is a…

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Question of the Day: “What can a moment afford us?”

Eckhart Tolle has this great line that the past is merely our interpretation of events and the future can never be. As soon as the future is actualized, it moves into “the now”. Each moment of “now” is the only real thing, and the more we can focus on these “now” moments, the more content…

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“And it Starts” -Timon (The Lion King)

The Lion King is a Disney classic that is easily paired with Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The structure of the protagonist (young male who should be King) and the antagonist (older male usurper of the crown) are just two obvious comparisons. The conflict also centers around avenging the murder of a King but it is all set…

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Question of the Day: “How do I know if I am being tested?”

At times, it feels like everything is happening at once. One stress piled on top of another with no break in between. Each successive thing trying your patience with no sign of stopping. The road ahead begins to appear more and more daunting. It starts to feel as if a gauntlet is being created, and…

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Question of the Day: “How do I Become Like Water?”

Bruce Lee has a famous quote attributed to him: “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can…

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Question of the Day: “What Do I Love About Being a Woman?”

Being a woman comes with a list of positives and negatives. There are things that are tough to deal with, like sexism, feelings of inadequacy, body issues, and work/family balance to name a few. These things can be sneaky because they are often not out in the open, but they hide surreptitiously waiting to spring…

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Day 2: Shouldering Grief & the Empath

Grief is a deep level of sadness. It feels like sadness personified. Maybe my grief doesn’t feel so much like a person as it does a suffocating force. Going for a walk, spending time writing, the initial thought of either of these things brought any feelings of contentment this morning, but I moved through them…

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“Stop All of the Clocks” & the Empath

There is something unique that happens when you lose someone you love. It happens on every level: emotional, spiritual, physical. It permeates every moment in every possible way. Actions and events become something happening “after” the person has been lost. A clear delineation between the days before and the days after is created; the world…

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Question of the Day: “How do I recognize shame?”

Shame is a terribly strong emotion. Unless you know what it looks like and how it negatively plays out in your life, there is a chance it will act as a detriment as opposed to a learning tool for personal growth. But how can you recognize shame and use it to improve your life? Shame,…

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Question of the Day: “How do I go my own way?”

There is a path to everyone’s life. I can feel mine. I can feel “the path” on others. When someone is not on their “right” path, I feel the disjointedness of their life, like a puzzle piece you are trying to make fit in a spot where it doesn’t really belong. It looks like the…

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