The Finish Line

When you get to the finish line, will you wish for more time? I had to ask myself that question as I watched the beat of my own heart on the EKG machine. Lying in the emergency room in the middle of the night on a Thursday, […]

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Love and Magic

Where there is love, there is magic. Where there is magic, there is mystery. Where there is mystery, there is life. Where there is life, there is love. Amazing how that works, right? If you’re not feeling the yin and yang of life, just remember […]

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The Infinite Universe

For the past year, I have shared the “top thing to do today” on Facebook. As with most inspired writing, I have no idea where it comes from, but I know it has to be said. Now, here are some of the highlights — in […]

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The Joy Factor

What brings you joy? Do you ever ask yourself that question? I don’t know about you, but somehow I get the sense that we place a cap on our joy, as if we aren’t allowed to be too joyful in case something goes wrong. As […]

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Your Secret Place

The holiday season is meant to be a basket of joy, but I am getting the sense that many people are more on edge than usual. On those days when life gets out of hand, expectations mount and stress spills into your bloodstream, it is […]

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Beauty in the Strangest Places

Forget the Fountain of Youth. According to Franz Kafka, “[a]nyone who keeps the ability to see beauty in every age of life really never grows old.” If we look about us, we can find beauty everywhere ~ in the gentle lilting fluff of a six-month-old […]

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If you hold an eight ounce glass of water for a minute, it feels like nothing. If you hold it for a day, the weight of it can crush you. And so it is when we carry around bad feelings. A fleeting moment of sorrow […]

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Travels to Myself

Whenever I board a plane, train or automobile to a new place, I am guided by my internal GPS. Every interaction I have or person I meet opens my eyes in new ways. I am informed by the novelty of the situation, but also by […]

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The Wisdom of the Trees

Tanja didn’t believe me at first. “Hug a tree?” she skeptically looked at me over her steaming mug of coffee. “Alright then, Christine.” She refrained from rolling her eyes at me. For the moment. I explained the power of trees, of their grounding nature, of […]

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