Paying Attention –By Sharon

Paying Attention The mother of all the skills is to learn the art of paying attention. ― Mwanandeke Kindembo   Scattered In this chaotic pandemic, politically charged, racially unjust, climate-unleashed world, paying attention is not easy. So many things compete for our attention. Something pops up on our phone, and we turn away from the person[…]

Good relationships require that we show up as our best self.

Being the best? Or giving your best self?

Good relationships require that we show up as our best self. Here is a story that tickles us. For a while Nasrudin worried about each little mistake he had made in his life. Sometimes he would fret out loud over some minor characteristic flaw he had noticed in himself. His wife tried to console him.[…]

No turn signs

Get Ready, Get Set, GO – STOP!

What unexpected times we’re living in! If you’re feeling pulled in two directions, that makes perfect sense. It’s in our DNA to connect. Yet we’re told to stay separate. How can we do both? Most of us are trying in every way we can. Zoom calls. More Zoom calls. Phone calls. Walks at a distance.[…]

Image of a sunflower following the sun as metaphor for following a clear intention

What a sunflower can teach us in this time

We’ll begin with an analogy drawn from the wisdom of nature.  Think about the magic of the giant sunflowers. They are totally amazing and beautiful, full of sensitivity and flexibility. They live their lives relating to the sun. In the morning they open their wide-eyed faces to the east and as the day progresses, they[…]

Connect with your heart and with others in challenging times

One global heart

During these challenging times, as you practice distancing yourself, aren’t you actually feeling closer in some ways to others? Like one global heart, one global concern. As disruption turns your life inside out, maintaining strong relationships is what will help in every challenge. It is critical to pause and breathe. By slowing down everything goes[…]