Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category

Don’t Stop Caring

April 26, 2021 | COMMENTS
One of the ego struggles I’ve had a million times is when I’ve gotten angry, hurt, and upset that someone I cared about didn’t seem to care about something or someone as much as I did. For instance, when it... Read More

My Journey to a Spiritual Career

February 7, 2021 | COMMENTS
In Masterful Living class this week I was sharing about the prayer I began praying back in the mid-’90s. I started to pray every day that my life would inspire people to take loving action in their lives. My prayer... Read More

More Loving Relationships

December 28, 2020 | COMMENTS
Love is acceptance. Love is accepting people where they are and not wishing to change them to “improve” them. Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who wanted to improve you all the time? Doesn’t it feel like... Read More

Aspiration

December 2, 2020 | COMMENTS
OMG! I feel so blessed! For years I yearned to be a successful spiritual teacher and I had NO idea of how I could ever manage that. It seemed like mission impossible. Allow me to define success, in this context,... Read More

Relationship Hell

October 11, 2020 | COMMENTS
Relationship hell? I've been there. I've explored it in many ways, traversing the downs and way downs of it. When I was younger, as a child, a teen ager and until about age 30, I would get so angry that... Read More

Mask or No Mask

September 28, 2020 | COMMENTS
I’ve had a number of people ask me if folks are wearing masks in Vermont. First of all, I have a very limited exposure to other people here. I see a few friends locally and we’re not always wearing masks... Read More

Vision of Relationship Healing

July 21, 2020 | COMMENTS
In every relationship, there’s a vision of holiness that can be revealed. When we give up on other people, we’re also giving up on ourselves.  And yet, when people are so disappointing and difficult, it’s so tempting to walk away... Read More

The Strongest Hearts

April 17, 2020 | COMMENTS
Peace to you, my friend! I’ve been in quarantine by myself now for over a month. I have much more work than normal offering extra support during this time and strengthening our community with additional offerings. I have no complaints.... Read More

Harmonious Relationships

March 7, 2020 | COMMENTS
February is relationship month for my podcast. Our relationships remind us to love, and they also inspire Love with in us. Love is our great healer. Relationship is a profound and intensely challenging route to healing the mind. Releasing the... Read More

Friends & Blessings

February 23, 2020 | COMMENTS
Like attracts like and that’s for sure. We also attract people who are sent to us so we can respond to their cry for Love. That’s the story of our relationships. I feel so blessed this weekend that I’ve been... Read More

Generous of Spirit

February 21, 2020 | COMMENTS
I used to be an over-giver and I would give to depletion. I saw it all around me in the spiritual community, and the model of the over-giver was that "This is what being super spiritual looks like.” It took... Read More

Don’t Walk Away

February 19, 2020 | COMMENTS
When people bother us and when our relationships are challenging and difficult, the temptation is to walk away, to get out and to shut the door. It can be very tempting. Many times I see people who feel threatened when... Read More

Relationship Healing

February 18, 2020 | COMMENTS
I’m beyond grateful for the healing I’ve had in my relationships. It has taught me so much. A Course in Miracles tells us that relationships are the #1 tool we have to heal our mind of all of our misperceptions.... Read More

Healing Relationship Fear Triggers

February 4, 2020 | COMMENTS
We’re in February now, and this is the month that I devote all the episodes of my podcast to relationships. My topic today is "Healing the Relationship Fear Triggers" and it’s such a good one! (By the way, you can... Read More

Going “ALL-IN”

December 30, 2019 | COMMENTS
Now is the time for us to decide what kind of year we’d like to have. I’ve learned the power of decision. And it’s so powerful when we begin a new year with a clear decision of what our year... Read More

Real Willingness

December 4, 2019 | COMMENTS
It’s exciting! In Masterful Living this week we’ve been talking about how we’ve had breakthroughs with our families over the holidays. Well, that’s not quite accurate. We’ve had breakthroughs in our thinking this year, and that’s led to the shifts... Read More

Outsider – When You Feel Like You Don’t Belong

December 3, 2019 | COMMENTS
You might be surprised to learn that most spiritual students feel like an outsider. Think of it: all these people who are connected in spiritual community and yet they still feel like an outsider. At the A Course in Miracles... Read More

Holy Friendships

December 2, 2019 | COMMENTS
I’ve been blessed to share my birthday and Thanksgiving with some very dear friends I’ve known for decades and we have a good time together! There’s no fighting, no annoyances, no problems, only the pleasure of each other’s company. What’s... Read More

Family Forgiveness & Relationship Healing

November 10, 2019 | COMMENTS
For me, the hardest thing to let go of was the thing I made. It was the image of myself as being less than lovable. It’s so crazy that, in this world, the things we cling to the very most... Read More

Relationship Helper

September 19, 2019 | COMMENTS
Haven’t we had enough of feeling like a failure? I sure have! One of the greatest relationship helpers I know of is patience. A Course in Miracles, as well as other spiritual paths, tell us that relationship is the fastest... Read More

Testy Texting

September 18, 2019 | COMMENTS
I was talking with a friend, one time, who was having a conversation by text with his sweetheart. They were texting about something that was a frustration for them both, and it was showing in their text messages. My friend... Read More

Don’t Give Up On Your Relationship

July 8, 2019 | COMMENTS
When we give up on other people, we’re also giving up on ourselves. And yet, when people are so disappointing and difficult, it’s so tempting to walk away from them. Giving up, quitting, that’s the easy thing to do in... Read More

4th of July

July 3, 2019 | COMMENTS
My family moved from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where my parents met, to Barrington, RI when I was 9 years old. My dad had gotten a teaching position at Brown University. I didn’t like being far away from my grandparents and... Read More

Honoring My father

June 16, 2019 | COMMENTS
I’ve learned so much from my Father. Some of it I’ve had to unlearn, and some of it has been so helpful to me, beyond any measure. More than anything, I’ve learned about Love, devotion, dedication, commitment and the value... Read More

Mom

May 12, 2019 | COMMENTS
One of the greatest gifts I gave myself was to let go of the blocks to Love in my relationship with my precious mother. My experience taught me the value and power of true forgiveness. It improved the quality of... Read More