How to “Not-go” to that Dark Place

“You have to not-turn to anger, not-turn to resentment.” That advice comes from a man who spent 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, to kids who find themselves entangled in the juvenile justice system. He's helping them know themselves through writing, and to learn to manage their chaotic lives and hopefully survive the system. Stay I was …

A New Year Dawns

I've been grumpy about the unseasonably warm weather - over 70° leading up to Christmas just didn't feel right. But heading into the end of the year, Voila! And it's so crispy cold that the bay has frozen. There is a beauty to the frosted morning, a certain chilled pink and blue glaze over lawns …

you are beautiful

This video broke my heart. Again. https://youtu.be/WWTRwj9t-vU Why are we so hungry for approval and appreciation from others? Why do we equate how 'good' or 'bad' we ARE with how we LOOK? Why is it so difficult to create and build our inner sense of worth? Please tell me how this video makes you feel.

Color is Life

I've written about my struggles with depression; the past few weeks have been challenging, with the loss of a dear friend, a pet's death, plus health and money woes. My faith has been tried. Years ago, when a fellow depression-sufferer asked me, in the throes of her illness, "What keeps you alive when things get bad?" …