Saturday, August 31, 2013


Getting Better
I've Noticed I've Been Downsizing
My Fears
They Seem To Be Less In Size
Each Year

From Luggage Size
To Knapsack
To Fanny Pack
To Wallet
Just Getting Smaller
Maybe Next Year I'll Keep Them
In My Pocket
I'm Just NOT Sure

But, That Opens A Can of Worms
Within Itself

For Years I Kept My Hand In My Pocket
Because Of Fear
Being Born Without Four Fingers
Was My Reason For Hiding

I Didn't Think I Was Good Enough
NOW I Know That's Not True

Over The Years, My Hand
Hasn't Changed Much
But My Attitude Towards It
Certainly Has

What Was Once Huge
Is Very Manageable
My Whole Perspective
And Quality Of Interaction
Have Just Gotten Better

I Know It's Been Said
Many Times and in Many Ways
But, ''It's Amazing What A Little
Self-Acceptance Will Do''

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


---If we see the term WELLNESS as synonymous with the Life-Force…we can use it to describe the healing the body naturally partakes in…on its’ journey to getting better. It is called many thIngs in many cultures (chi, prana, viriditas, the force, life-force, etc.,) but refers to the same ‘’THING.’’ We can call this force/dynamic - the WELLNESS.

---A wound or cut will heal if we let it. We, also, have broken limbs, allergic reactions, etc. All that the healer would do would be to remove whatever interferes with the healing (wellness) from taking place.

---The WELLNESS is allowed to do its’ thing…which is to increase the wellness of the organism. We allow the wellness to make us well. If one truly ‘’gets’’ this concept…then ONE really understands the whole of it. This may sound like wordplay, but, believe me…it is not. It is a positive manner to have in accepting the INEVITABLE.

---Living on the hospice…the question of where WELLNESS stands on life/death. It would be to die in peace…and not be tortured to the end. It is an accepting of life and death as part of what we do instead of setting up a resistance to it and constantly trying to thwart it to NOT allow it to happen. Many folks have much of there fear based on this…NOT realizing that this fear governs much of the choices that they make. Their quality of life would improve with an upgrade of an attitude in this area. Be Well.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


The Canary Story

---If we have a canary in our charge to care for, we would be concerned with his food, water and condition of his cage. We would, basically, want the canary to be out of harm’s way - especially when the care of the canary is our responsibility.

---These are ALL very necessary things to be concerned about.

---If our concern was for the canary’s happiness…we would be sure that the bird had a chance to fly and sing. If the things of the first paragraph are not in place, then flying and singing are compromised.

---A well-rounded bird has everything in place…the basics and the things that make him happy. A well-rounded bird sings a happier tune than one who is NOT allowed to sing and fly.

---Where do we see our responsibility? An even worse scenario is a bird that doesn’t know he is able to fly and sing.