Spending time among trees is healing, and we can find wisdom and refreshment from them, particularly as Thanksgiving is upon us in the US this week.
I’ve just been listening to Janelle Monáe—her new album, The Electric Lady, just released on iTunes. Her voice is amazing, but it is her creative, thoughtful use of a variety of genres while commenting on self-hood and social norms that hooks me. One of my favorites right now is Q.U.E.E.N. It is in this song… Continue reading Electric Sheep and Freaks
The corporate world, medical sciences, even the health care industry, have research that suggest those engaged in mindfulness (e.g., meditation, yoga, spiritual practices) have significantly better physical and mental health, are more productive and vastly more creative. Still more, those who are intentional about taking time for quiet and stillness have an overall sense… Continue reading Sitting Shiva at the Tomb
The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned the order of the soul. ~Leonard Cohen Parker Palmer is stunningly honest—both with regard to himself and the human condition. He exposes one such feature that he judges at the heart of our fears: “Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished… Continue reading Unbrokenness Amid the Broken