White Flowers

By Mary Oliver   Last night in the fields I lay down in the darkness to think about death, but instead I fell asleep, as if in a vast and sloping room filled with those white flowers that open all summer, sticky and untidy, in the warm fields.…Details

Emotional Competency

In this year of the goat the theme will be about being competent with our emotions. That has nothing to do with controlling them, repressing them, regulating them, or attempting to release them back into the wild.  It’s about being fluent in them, competent to use them just as we’ve (hopefully) become competent at driving our vehicles, using cutlery, and texting (butt dialing not withstanding.)  Last year most of us got schooled in what happens when we’re out of touch with our emotions or when we’re so unfamiliar with them that the best we can do is react to them or give up and let them sweep us away. …Details

And So It Begins…

goat-640x480 Or not.  It’s Friday, it’s a long weekend after a long weekend and the holidays have just happened and stuff.  So take a moment to look at things a different way, hang out a bit, clear away the party debris.  If you want to think heavy thoughts about where you’ve been and where you’re going, fine, just don’t work too hard at it. …Details

New Year’s Eve

It is the end of the year of the Horse and it’s been a wild ride for everyone, it would seem. Some have had a great time, some have survived horrible journey’s, and most of us have had a mixture of highs and lows that have left us a bit breathless. …Details