30. The Guarded Heart

Like Rapunzle this heart is locked in a castle. Is it really too precious to allowed out in the world to experience life, love and loss? Is that how you want to live? Guarding your heart is natural, especially after you’ve been hurt, but it will not give you the life you desire. You haveContinue reading “30. The Guarded Heart”

3. Create a Space

Sometimes, in times of stress or high emotion, there seems to be no room for…anything. My chest is tight, my heart is tight, my mind is tight, my temper is short, and I cannot find an opening for love and grace.  How do I create that opening where there is none?  Breathe.  Breathe in throughContinue reading “3. Create a Space”


I drew this sketch this morning after reading a delightful passage in Thich Nhat Hanh’s book – Anger. The Chapter was called “Leaving the Shore of Anger”, but it could just as easily be called “Leaving the Shore of Anxiety”. These Pandemic Days of Uncertainty are causing most of us plenty of anxiety. That’s meContinue reading “TAKE THE BOAT!”