“Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” ~ Joseph Campbell The answers usually come from joy, just like from love... "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." Life has become so topsy-turvy for all of us and so quickly.… Continue reading Monday Mantra 263 – Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain
Primaveral means of or relating to early spring. Primaveral originates from the Spanish or Italian primavera (spring). Primaveral is something of the ideal spring word since it relates to all that make-up the early spring days. From the very first hints of new, green growth, to the earliest blossoms (like the cherry or peach), to… Continue reading Word Nerd:Primaveral
“Don’t try to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass.” ~ Buddha Life is filled with storms of all kinds, but we were made to weather them... "Don’t try to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass." Wow. Are we ever in the midst of a storm right now. A storm… Continue reading Monday Mantra 262 – Don’t try to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass.
Shoshin refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions. Shoshin is a word from Zen Buddhism that means "beginners mind". The practice of shoshin is the practice of seeing the world with wonder and unknown possibilities, like a beginner would. Shoshin in Zen Buddhism is used when referring to studying a… Continue reading Word Nerd:Shoshin
Here's to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them. International Women's Day is a day to recognize and celebrate all of the women in your life and in this world. All of the women who are making their marks in this world and who have blazed trails in… Continue reading International Women’s Day – Here’s to Strong Women
Halcyon is a time that is calm, peaceful, tranquil and idyllic. Halcyon derives from the ancient Greek alkyon or halkyon (kingfisher). In Greek mythos, Alcyone and Ceyx were a happily married couple who enraged the Gods by calling themselves "Hera" and "Zeus". As punishment, the Gods killed Ceyx by destroying his ship and when Alcyone… Continue reading Word Nerd:Halcyon