Health Care Delivery

This past spring my father underwent a lot of diagnostic testing over several weeks.  First, as a man who never interfaced with the health care delivery system, the interaction for him personally was challenging.  It was also challenging for my mom and I.  To see my dad, who has always been strong, healthy go into… Read More

For a Leader

Build and Refine the Ways of Your Mind

For a Leader by John O’Donohue May you have the grace and wisdom To act kindly, learning To distinguish between what is Personal and what is not. May you be hospitable to criticism. May you never put yourself at the center of things. May you not act from arrogance but out of service. May you… Read More



The last need of the heart is acceptance.  Boy, is this a biggie!  This may be a straight forward as finally loving our noses that as just slightly crooked, which endlessly bugs us, yet goes unseen by our loved ones to integrating what the founder of analytic psychology, Carl Jung, termed our shadow. Shadow is… Read More



The third need of the heart is affection.  How do we cultivate affection for ourselves?  Affection arises from appreciation and attention.  When we stop whipping ourselves literally and figuratively, listening arises naturally as does appreciation for our bodies, for our gifts, for our challenges...for this one very precious life. Affection may be cultivated through the… Read More

For A New Beginning by John O’Donohue

For A New Beginning by John O’Donohue   In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge.   For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside of you, Noticing how you willed… Read More


We Will See

There is a parable from the Zen tradition that feels very appropriate for the events in our world the past week.  Please read on.... Once upon the time, there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to… Read More