We may believe that illness and pain happen to us. A migraine, a cold, or a fever erupts. A car strikes us and we suffer broken ribs and a concussion. We receive a diagnosis of cancer. We are passive recipients of misfortune. Our life gets complicated with this snarl that is not welcome. We do our best to deal with the misfortune.
It helps to reframe the occurrence as an encounter on a two-way street, one in which we have a say. We take an active role. Continue reading
A 30 foot tall tree fell across my yard after an intense wind storm recently. No more shade. No more home for birds, squirrels, and insects. As its broken branches stretch over dirt and leaves wilt, I mourn this once reliant neighbor. All things change, I am reminded. The challenge is to find opportunity and uplift with every shift, regardless of an initial appearance as a welcome event or not.
While I call tree removal specialists and vision the yard with more sun, Donna Harmony Jones, a holistic nurse, contacted me from Florida to Continue reading
Behold my first ever digital story, the result of a workshop on digital media I attended at University of Richmond. We were asked to write a 350 word narrative about an event that impacted our life. I chose to write about my scoliosis, a condition that affects me daily. I wrote, recorded my voice, gathered pictures from my computer and the web, selected music, and downloaded all into I-Movie for editing. I could have written more, but kept to a word limit and a two and a half minute time constraint.