Aching to See, a poem by Ephraim Mallery From the just released book, “Making Love with This, A book of Poetry”

the first deep fire in the clouds, day erupting into the textures of the sky intricate whorls and twists and mysteries I dive in with my eyes Strain to behold each eddy, feel each red and orange as it appears savor each shadow frolicking with the light

I cannot. I am too impatient, And instead […]

What Cannot Be Cancelled

Love is not cancelled. Sunshine is plentiful. Kindness is available anywhere. Prayer is not cancelled. Opportunities to help those in need are plentiful. Singing can be done anywhere. Playtime is not cancelled. Laughter is plentiful. Reasons to laugh are everywhere. Self-care is not cancelled. Kitty and doggie love is plentiful. Smiling can be done anywhere, […]

What Is the Positive Antidote for Anxiety and Fear?

With a serious virus circling the planet and all of the financial, social, and day-to-day impacts to our lives, we are in uncharted territory.

Of course the unknown can feel scary. Worrying makes it worse. What can we do to ease fear and anxiety?

I had to first ask myself this question. Here’s what’s been […]

The Good, The Holy, The Beautiful

“Every moment is a doorway through which the good, the holy, and the beautiful can be expressed . . .” From the book: The Way of Mastery – Part One: The Way of the Heart Shanti Christo Foundation

What does this mean to you?

Typically, I might start looking around me or noticing what I’m […]

What Helps You Be More Aware of the Bounty Surrounding You?

This morning this exotic iris popped out into full bloom. It’s never bloomed the whole time I’ve lived here – four springs now.

We’re in such a severe drought right now that the Forest Service is closing Santa Fe National Forest tomorrow. It will remain closed until we get a significant amount of rain to […]

Love Is

Love Is.

I can’t buy it, trade for it, beg for it, demand it or work for it.

Love Is.

I can open my eyes, soften my gaze, deepen my breath and acknowledge what is.

Love Is.

Opening my eyes, softening my gaze, deepening my breath and receiving the dynamic love of this sky […]

How You Think About Life Quickly Becomes Your Life

“How you respond to life is your life.” – Tama Kieves From her new book, “Thriving Through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear and Making Change Work for You”

Oh my goodness, take that in.

It’s so easy to imagine that if I change my circumstances, I’ll have a better life.

I did the research on this […]

What Is the Only Relationship of True Value?

“It is futile — one hundred percent, absolutely, positively futile — to seek love in relationship with anything or anyone.

It is, however, quite appropriate to extend Love in each relationship with everyone and everything. But the extension of that Love requires that you have awakened to the truth that the only relationship that truly […]

You Are Beautiful

When was the last time you told yourself you’re beautiful? When was the last time your bank teller told you? That was definitely a first for me last week.

I went into a branch of my bank that I’d never been in before.

As I was handing her my paperwork, I notice this small sign […]

2 Factors that Make a Strong Relationship

I’m in the middle of reading a StrengthsFinder book, Strengths Based Marriage, by Jimmy Evans and Allan Kelsey. The subtitle, Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other’s Gifts, is an understatement.

In my own relationships and in working with many couples around their relationships and each of their StrengthsFinder (now CliftonStrengths) strengths, I’ve […]