My Hope For You This Week

Pursuit of the Right Goals

Patience is a difficult thing to master. We are taught from a very early age to go after what we want, or in some cases, what others want for us. While patience is indeed a virtue, it also tends to get a bad rap in our "go go go" society. I recently listened to a…

Camino Chronicles–The Decision

For decades, walking the Camino de Santiago has been on my bucket list. When I first declared the desire to undertake this pilgrimage, it was admittedly more for the physical accomplishment and being able to travel to a destination I've always wanted to visit. Whether it was timing or lack of commitment, my Camino dream…

Sanctuary

What first comes to mind when you think of the word "sanctuary?" It could be a place, or a person or an activity. I used to think of my home as my sanctuary--a place where I could retreat after long and stressful days of work and where I could just kick off my shoes and…

Your Garden Will Bloom

Winter can be a time when things seem to be asleep. But conscious hibernation and the regeneration of Spirit is a good and necessary season for us all. It is important to let those seeds of intention and inspiration germinate in their own time so that they can bloom riotously when ready. Be patient and…

I Am Here. As You.

During a recent meditation, I hit that sweet spot, that still point, that place where there is nothing, yet everything all at once--glorious, blissful and epiphanous. And in that place I heard the words, "I am here. As you." As I somewhat reluctantly brought this meditation to a close, I reflected on those words for…

Casco Viejo

Photos by k.a. johnson The simple, historic beauty of this place lights my heart! I love to travel. Interestingly, I did not travel much in my younger days. Perhaps I would not have appreciated the different cultures, environs, and people as I do now. Now, the experience of a world outside of my own excites…