Often when I begin something new, I find myself swinging between self-confidence and self-doubt. It’s a tiring dance, this hop-skipping across a rushing stream (or river), and then back again. Back and forth. I start with a sturdy confidence, a […]
Sit still every day. Our lives are in motion, both mental and physical. Right now is the best moment to sit still and be. Sit still whenever you can today, even if only for a few minutes. – from A […]
Michael’s birthday and Christmas came (and went) in a flash. Somehow in the midst of it all, This Being Alive hit 300 posts. I’m a tad breathless. And grateful. May you bloom; straight into the heart of winter. xo b
Be not heedful of the morrow, but rather gaze upon today, for sufficient for today is the miracle thereof. – Annie Besant (Some Difficulties of the Inner Life)
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. – Bobby (age 7) Merry Christmas!
Today is my husband, Michael’s birthday. And it’s also the night my beloved Aunt Nip died. All this coming and going always leaves me feeling tender about this being alive. I’m “lifting” yet another email from Michael because it’s Christmas Eve […]
I woke this morning feeling like I’d caught Claire’s stomach bug or been sucker punched by low-grade depression. Both? I had a brief cry on Michael’s lap at the kitchen table. Then, he went to the office. Later, I wrote him […]
ps. don’t worry about flying straight, just fly.