What’s Your Language of Love?

At this point, most of us have heard about Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages.  The premise is that we all have a language in which we speak and give love to others.  Our job is to understand our partner, child or other loved one’s language so that we can love them in the…

What Do You Practice?

I’ve been thinking about what it means to practice. What do we practice? This was prompted by  listening to Ultrarunner Rich Roll talking about part of his commitment to recovery. He said the two main components were the practice  of gratitude and service. He said that gratitude didn’t come to him naturally, that he has…

Meditation For Haters

Okay, so this is the part of our month where we introduce the thing you might not want to do.  Take a deep breath and bear with me because I am going there. Meditation. I feel like people either LOVE meditating or HATE it.  Maybe hate is too strong of a word.  I think, it…

Self-Care: Attending to the Basics

Self-care or self-love in this season of flowers, candy and heart-shaped everything  — what does it all mean? I look at it like this: It’s a request for care. It’s an opportunity to ask ourselves:  Are we heeding the most basic of requests from our hearts, souls, and bodies? We can often conflate self-care/self-love with…