Self Care & NOT Hitting the Panic Button!

So the reason – as you know all quality blog posts begin with a confession and a desperate appeal to the condemning eye of ‘The Other’ to HAVE MERCY! – this is happening late today is because I was practicing self care during the wee hours of Thursday Night – and was sleeping. I have…

Mother! Mother! Where are you?

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. And yes it happens every year. We are all reminded of everything connected with being a Mother. We celebrate the efforts and the sacrifices of that one person on Earth – who loves us, no matter what we have done or who abandoned, betrayed, victimized and tormented us – our…

“Use my body like the pages of a Book …”

~ Jerome, The Pillow Book The Open Page Journal writing is, in the plainest words possible, the most direct path to not only ‘The Authentic Self’, but more importantly to excavating, uncovering and unearthing your Authentic Self. The thought of writing a Journal does not exactly fill many people with curiosity and exuberance when I…

The hand that rocks the cradle …

We have all, at some point in our past been ‘parented’. For many of us, the experience was sometimes misshapen, hopeful, desperate, chaotic and other times loving, patient, kind and wise. The experience of being parented is the way in which human beings transmit knowledge and skills for our individual and collective survival. It is…

Sons of Fatherless Sons ~ The Legacy

So I have delayed writing this, due to the uncertainty as to whether I possess the necessary intellectual dexterity. In other words – because it is hard to write. But now that I come to it – I am finding perhaps it not so hard. What’s begun is half done. It is always ‘the before’…

Some Enlightened Zen Nonsense …

I find everything about Zen – hilarious and enlightening. I think a community of Zen Monks abiding in their infinite nature is my idea of a rollicking good time tip toe-ing between the form and the formless … here’s some Zen delights! ZEN KOAN “One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out,…