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rebbecca-hill's picture
Jul.16.2013
I stir my little pot of words and they seem to be stuck or am I stuck? I feel that it's all too easy to be hard on ourselves, to come to expect great things from ourselves, that having these expectations leave us flat. Here I am, ebbing and flowing to some distant calling; at the same time I am...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Mar.31.2013
When we were little kids, my Mother developed a little practice that she still uses to this day. Whenever she felt the need to have some space (in hindsight, I kinda think she'd do this whenever she just wanted a nap), she would go to her bedroom and close the door. Just before she closed the door...
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.20.2013
I don't know what I am about to write. This isn't the first time I've typed directly. But, there is always some thought. Something to hitch a verbal ride on. Now, 8:10 pm my time, I am a little hungry. What is hungry? I don't know where it comes from. Why do we want to fill ourselves every few...
evelyn-kalinosky's picture
Jan.08.2013
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” - Thornton Wilder  I am ever mindful of the underground river of gratitude that runs through my heart and what better time than the day before Thanksgiving (for those of us who live in the...
evelyn-kalinosky's picture
Jan.08.2013
Letting go comes in two flavors: “passive letting go” and “active letting go.” One tastes like plain ol’ vanilla, the other Cherry Garcia: cherry ice cream with whole cherries and mega pieces of dark chocolate. Hmmm, well I know it’s nearing autumn and the temps are dropping as I write this, but...
ashen-venema's picture
Dec.16.2012
As white clouds sail above my garden today, and robins peck at morsels the fat turtle-doves dislodged from the feed-balls I hung into tree branches, I’m thinking of the hectic buying-frenzy in town, and what springs to mind is that it’s all about feeling loved. In that spirit...
gary-tribble's picture
Nov.21.2012
This post began with a recognition that I had not taken the time I needed to stay on top of what I was rushing around doing: not staying mentally flexible, emotionally resilient or even clear about where I was going (let alone how I was going to get there).  It eventually developed into a...
marie-eve-kielson's picture
Jun.15.2012
In my role as marriage and family therapist, I encourage every single one of my clients to learn ways in which they must respect the journey they have chosen. It is always easy to denigrate all of the parts that seem negative, things we did that we now regret, people we hurt and the wounds we...
rina-macasaet's picture
Apr.04.2012
Four days is good enough.  The girls went on a short trip and I have the silence and comfort of home with lots of space all to myself. Perfect timing!  Classes have ended giving me time to wake up a little later and lounge around without having to rush out to get my day started. We’re on...
marie-eve-kielson's picture
Mar.27.2012
I can hardly believe that my husband of 48 years and I have taken our world to brand new heights! We have published a book together, one that honors the gift of love and respects all that is required to maintain it. I should have known, right then and there that this man, one who offers me a...