On Journal Writing

Life is an emergent flow of situations, circumstances, and events. The individual life is an utterly unique expression of the greater flow of life that surrounds us. Personal experience is a collision of variables including inheritance, cultural milieu, social status,...

On Enduring Difficult Situations

SometimesYou will find yourself in difficult situations,That linger, frustrate, and refuse to relent.As your anxiety intensifiesRumination, frustration, and exhaustionAre sure to follow,And gradually you become something less than yourselfUntil all that remainsIs an...

A Winter of Wellbeing

As I look outside, I witness the seasonal shift from autumn to winter. A light frost, a harbinger of snow squalls that punctuate winter here, welcomed the morning light. There are still leaves persevering on their branches waiting for their release on an autumn gust....

Journal Writing is a Found Thing

Journal writing is a creative practice. The best style is the one you discover for yourself by doing the work. You can learn from the recommendations of others, but in the end the style of journal writing you will value the most is a found thing. And only you can find...

The Essence of Wellbeing

Its absence is haunting. You desire it most when it is least available. During periods of adversity, you yearn to reclaim it. When a loved one is ill or recently deceased, you must walk with grief inside the labyrinth of loss. When you have lost your way in...

There Is No Way Back

You hear about reconnecting with the world. You try to find your way back. But there is no way back to what was because it no longer exists. Let your grief be your advisor and teach you about the inevitability of loss. Refuse to inhabit sadness and begin move toward...