Mindfulness · Spirituality · Transformation

Honor the Beginning

Happy New Year, everyone!  I wanted to share a few sentences from Melody Beattie’s Journey to the Heart with you.  This is one of my favorite books.  It’s subtitled Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul.  Each day contains a short, well-written, thoughtful message to contemplate.  I love it and highly recommend it. Here… Continue reading Honor the Beginning

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2016: a year of women, writing

I’m not big on those year-end letters.  You know the ones:  What a year! I am humbled that I was able to make it to the top of Mount McKinley, dodging four avalanches, and in record time!  Junior was unable to make the trip as he was being awarded the Nobel Prize for Microphysics in… Continue reading 2016: a year of women, writing

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A red cardinal. A visitor from heaven?

There’s a saying, “When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven.”  I was unfamiliar with it until it appeared, as one of those cheesy postcard-like images, in my Facebook feed. But for some reason, it made me pause.  Lately, I have been inundated with red cardinals.  Figuratively, anyway.  I’ve been puzzled… Continue reading A red cardinal. A visitor from heaven?

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I care about Lisa. (What matters, part 3)

I met a woman named Lisa this weekend.  We volunteered together at LifeGift, Houston’s organ procurement organization (OPO), where a heart recipient and the donor’s family were meeting for the first time.  It was an experience I will never forget. Afterwards, Lisa and I exchanged emails. “You have truly warmed my heart and blessed my… Continue reading I care about Lisa. (What matters, part 3)

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What matters, part 2

I’m reading an interesting book, Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End, by surgeon, writer and public health researcher Atul Gawande.  Only halfway through, already I have stumbled upon a mini revelation I wanted to share. Gawande writes that through our modernization of medicine, we have succeeded in extending lives but have failed… Continue reading What matters, part 2

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Of all that is, seen and unseen

On our walk yesterday, I asked my husband, “Do you think I should write about it?” I was half hoping he’d say yes, half expecting he’d say, “I’m not sure,” which means no. Instead he responded, “Yes, but it’s definitely the most out there thing you’ve done, yet.” Then he laughed and repeated, “yet.” No… Continue reading Of all that is, seen and unseen

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Who We Are and Why We’re Here

This journey has taken me many places, but ultimately it’s a journey to the heart. To my heart. As I described in my About section, Pique is a blog for those of us who are seeking personal transformation without personal tragedy.  Those of us who have spent the first half of our lives achieving and… Continue reading Who We Are and Why We’re Here