Misery returned two years ago, in the Fall. I’d been diagnosed with narcolepsy several years before, and had had some success with medications. Now I struggled to stay awake. By the end of October and the end of Daylight Savings Time, the oppressive darkness pummeled me. I was depressed, fatigued, and so sleepy that I […]
Lessons from a skein of yarn: Why asking for a little help is so much simpler than trying to do the impossible on your own.
Gratitude and Rust by Shannon Kringen via flickr.com cc2.0 Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Of all the spiritual practices […]
Just Before Sunset by Noah Creative Commons 2.0 About a year ago my spiritual searching took me in a new direction: to the local Benedictine monastery for a Taizé prayer service. I had been aware of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic community in France, and their beautiful meditative singing, for a year or two, and had […]
Treadmill Bike Hack by Frank Hebbert Creative Commons 2.0 In my journey to improved health, it has been crucial to be willing to try anything and everything. When working with my doctors, I have followed their advice and been willing to try the medications they have prescribed. This has resulted in my taking some amazingly […]