When I stop and pick even a few berries, often there is an anxiety accompanying this act. I frequently look around and wonder about being perceived as stealing, never mind that the bulk of the berries end up dropping to the ground and are either eaten by animals or return to the soil untouched.
Oh November. A time of diminishing sunlight, falling leaves, and increasing susceptibility to the common cold and flu. As we move into late autumn, it’s a good time to think about ways to support your immune system.
At the end of the day, good teaching is always a bit risky. It requires a balance of maintaining your power as a teacher, while at the same time giving space to the students in the room to step into their own power, even if that creates conflict along the way.
We have to aim ourselves in the right direction. Or, more accurately, allow ourselves to be aimed in the right direction by life itself. If we’re too busy being obstructionists or propping arguments up about ourselves and others, there’s no room for the truth to seep in.
Don’t share current relationship conflict on social media. If I want to talk about current struggles or relationship questions with others online, I might head to one of the numerous dating and relationship sites.
Metaphorically, the same lines of the poem can be taken as a directive for life. If you want to reach your dreams, you have to let go of fretting and obsessing over every little obstacle that appears along the way.
The lifelong romance – the friend that will stick with us through thick and thin – the championship team that exceeds everyone’s expectations. So many of us struggle with a mind of lack, which not only leads us to miss much of the greatness already in our lives but also drives us to chase phantoms.
Rose hips are the tasty end-point fruits that follow the flowering of roses. They’re so loaded with vitamin C that they outrank oranges by a two-to-one margin. They also contain vitamin A, calcium, iron and other beneficial minerals.
All of a sudden a cat ran into the street and was hit in its back end by a car. I watched for a moment as, with collapsed hind legs, it tried to run out of traffic to safety. Before the light turned red, I started towards the middle of the intersection, putting my hands in the air.
Learning how to communicate effectively is part of the process of living a more liberated life. It involves learning how to come from a place of non-reactiveness and how to let go of your attachment to who you are in any given situation.