Lately with everything going on—the tanking economy, rising COVID-19 cases nationwide, a federal government that toggles between authoritarian overreach, lies, and violence and complete inaction, climate change continuing unabated, increasing … Continue reading When Hope is Too Much to Ask For
In this post on Awake and Witness, Karen Johnston offers a picture of how we can be there for one another, even when confronted with defiant reactions (either from others … Continue reading Re-Blog: Everything Possible: On the Fluidity of Humanity (sermon)
My alarm vibrates at 5:30 a.m., working its way into my dream as a bug or a weird dance beat or something wrong with my car. I wake up long … Continue reading Morning Routine
Then by a fence corner stood a large shape. I stopped. It raised its head.
I recently bought new running shoes. I knew mine were old because I had no memory of buying shoes after we moved from North Carolina, and we did that in … Continue reading Running Lessons
One February in North Carolina, in the corporate-employee days of my early 20’s, I got an e-mail from my coworker, Tee. It was about a week before our monthly gathering to celebrate the birthdays in the department, and I had just finished printing out the transparencies for the Jeopardy! game I’d made up for the occasion. Some months we played Family Feud with answers gleaned from surveys I sent to the department, some months it was Let’s Make a Deal, but this month, like most months, it was Jeopardy!
Since it was February, Tee wrote in her e-mail, wouldn’t it be nice to have a category commemorating Black History Month?
I’ve not had much luck with gratitude practices. Picking out things to be grateful about feels either forced or redundant, and I end up feeling like an ass when I still feel miserable … Continue reading Organic Gratitude
“Who am I?” I asked myself again and again during the weekend meditation retreat I attended in August. It was the first time I had been away from my five-year-old son … Continue reading Who Am I?
The bluebird enjoys the preeminence of being the first bit of color that cheers our northern landscape. The other birds that arrive about the same time–the sparrow, the robin, the … Continue reading Harbinger of Spring
I was in an empathy practice group in California. That totally sounds like something that would happen in California, doesn’t it? We sat around with our healing crystals, munching sprouted … Continue reading The Power of Empathy
My friend Linda always has something to say that simply and deeply speaks to my heart, so I was thrilled when she agreed to guest post on Imperfect Happiness this … Continue reading Guest Post: This I Believe
This post was inspired by Zoie’s post, “I Am A Fake,” on her blog, TouchstoneZ. When I was pregnant with my second child, I would wake up before my three-year-old and try … Continue reading Faking It