Living Healing Blog

Lighten Your Load – create more space for living

Lighten Your Load – create more space for living

While staying home during the pandemic many in our consumer culture were confronted with our ludicrous amounts of accumulated possessions, prompting major decluttering projects and donations that have overwhelmed thrift stores My process started several years ago as my daughters had told me they would hire a junk hauling company to dispose of all my stuff after I was gone. A life-threatening diagnosis and my compulsion to save things from the landfill motivated me to reduce the amount that would be trashed. For 30 years of living in the same house, I was very...

Finding the Gifts in Crisis

Finding the Gifts in Crisis

We have now arrived at the one-year anniversary of living within the parameters of the COVID pandemic. What a life, work and community altering year, involving losses from the mundane to the monumental.  People have been affected in very different ways and their responses to this radically new way of living are diverse. In the midst of a crisis it can be more difficult to see what good can come of it, reflection over time can reveal the positives. In her book The Gift of Crisis: Finding Your Best Self in the Worst of Times, psychologist Dr. Susan Mecca shares...

Loving What Is

Loving What Is

Nature can be a powerful ally in healing through medicines, direct experiences, and messages. One of my favorite ways to receive guidance from the natural world is through flower essences, liquid vibrational healing remedies. While there are many brands to chose from, Green Hope Farms in New Hampshire is my top choice, due primarily to their inspirational descriptions of each essence. I have 40 of their essences and each week I intuitively chose which essence is best for me to take without looking at the name. Then I read the description to see what message it has...

Will you grab a lifejacket or a surfboard in 2021?

Will you grab a lifejacket or a surfboard in 2021?

Many of us are shell shocked from the tsunami of tumultuous events of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. As I wrote in the last blog post, 2020 made a mockery of carefully designed plans, forcing most of us to alter our expectations and re-evaluate how we adapt to radically changing circumstances. Do you find yourself reluctant to even entertain possibilities for this year? I do, though the quote offered by Tamara Levitt at the end of a recent Daily Calm mediation gave a clue as to how to proceed - “Instead of suiting up in a lifejacket to save us from the tides of...

What’s Your 2020 Hindsight?

What’s Your 2020 Hindsight?

While we can never really know what will unfold during an upcoming year, 2020 will go down in history as a year that took most everyone by surprise. While epidemiologists have been predicting a pandemic for years, who foresaw the global implications of what it might catalyze? 2020 was a living testament to the Allen Saunders phrase “Life is what happens to us while we are busy making other plans”. In a very funny, yet poignant, expression of this, comedian Robyn Schall laughs at the absurdity of the goals she set at the start of 2020 as everything she declared she...