A Poem of Inquiry

‘A Summer Day’, by Mary Oliver, speaks to time in nature, attention beyond thoughts, a heightened awareness of what is arising in this moment, a willingness to inquire more deeply. In what direction is our life currently moving? Toward peacefulness and joy, or away from that? What are we choosing? Life is bitter/sweet – we don’t always get … Continue reading A Poem of Inquiry

Put Well-Being First

Putting well-being first may seem counter-intuitive! We usually expect it to come after the fact, a result of an accomplishment, achievement, or success. In reality though, it doesn’t often happen that way. We may feel good about our accomplishment, but the good feeling is conditional, and can slip away quickly as we experience stress or … Continue reading Put Well-Being First