Acceptance

Last week, my husband and I went on vacation to South Whidbey Island. Spending time with a panoramic view in a cozy cabin was restful, peaceful, and filled with gratitude. However, as is usually the case, there was also an occasional stirring of shadow. As some of the shadows presented themselves to my awareness, I …

Time Alone

For some unknown reason, or karma, I have led a fairly socially isolated life. It’s not that I sought out solitude and lack of support, it just seemed to naturally evolve that way for me. I can remember way back to my first social encounters as a very young child, and I was usually the …

Discomfort

According to Encarta Dictionary, one definition of discomfort is the “cause of lack of comfort; something that makes somebody feel physically or mentally uncomfortable.” But, what is discomfort really? For that matter, what is comfort? I do agree that the two are related. I also think that states of comfort and discomfort are relative and …

Take a Walk With Me?

Take a Walk With Me?

Sometimes, I think of us humans as being more like turtles. We carry a protective shell with us and poke our heads out or withdraw depending on the circumstances or perceived threat level. But, we rarely feel safe and secure enough to shed the shell entirely. Similar to a turtle’s shell providing protective housing, we …