Understanding vs. Agreement

It is common for people to use the word understand as a replacement for agree.  Understanding is a word that has developed a flexibility that allows politicians, public figures, and long suffering family members forced together at the holidays to get away with intricate dance of avoiding agreement with someone or something, curtailing further discussion, while simultaneously moving towards something they actually want whether that be nuclear disarmament or more pie. …

Health as Judgement

Our bodies are not meat cars we’re driving around in, they are integral to our embodied life and therefore interrelated to our soul, our emotions, and our minds.  They don’t fight against our best life, they work to help us achieve it. …

How To Deal With Grief

Stop. When you come into contact with grief, stop.  Stop whatever you are doing, stop the chatter inside your head, stop the automatic pilot that is guiding you through your day.  Just stop. Once you’ve stopped, direct your attention to the source of the grief. …

Actions Vs. Actions

“Actions speak louder than words.”  At some point in our lives we’ve all heard this.  It comes up in all kinds of contexts.   It shows up most pointedly in politics but it’s a common place issue between people who have authority and/or power and those who are affected by authority and/or power. …

Honoring Veterans

My people have been warriors since our first memory of existence.  Because of this we have an understanding of what it does not only to the person, but to the community when a warrior goes into battle.  Being a warrior is a sacrifice.…

Follow Your Heart

Ever experience a time when you’re doing something and you realize you’ve forgotten about time all together? Have you found you have a smile on your face that’s been there for a while now and you are just totally enthralled in what you are doing? …