Embracing Connections

We, travelers, as spirits in human suits, know our connections with others have the potential to reduce stress ,live longer and happier lives, and increase our self confidence. However, even though we claim this truth, we often carry beliefs and self-sabotaging, self-defeating patterns blocking the vulnerability and intimacy necessary for the connection experiences we crave!…Read more »

Why We Continue To Avoid Self Love

Instead of reaching for the stars, we pick up the closest two-by-four to use in beating ourselves for not achieving our goals. We cannot seem to move out of our own way. Numerous  life-show stoppers prevent us from loving ourself. Have you actually ever stopped to consider the one person you have a life time…Read more »

Mindful Traveling

A week ago I returned home from driving approximately 6100 miles from Virginia to the Southwest and many places in between. I have traveled in the past with friends but this was a solo adventure. In fact, I do this Sacred Pilgrimage once a year. It is my traveling Spirit Quest. I have traveled frequently…Read more »

Breathing Peace

I just returned from the place I go once a year for a  solo personal retreat. Each time I go I experience a deeper spiritual awareness yet it also is a validation of how simple finding inner peace is. As I hiked alone through desert terrain close to spacious mountains I knew I was in…Read more »

Are You Distracted?

“ Distracted from distraction by distraction” ( T.S. Eliot) Distraction: Something that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else Internal distractions: Thoughts, conflicts, obsessive thinking, and emotional states of being External distractions: Noises, people talking, temperatures, odors, electronics, and technology When I was growing up in the 1950-1960’s I had no internet but…Read more »