What is a Dark Night of the Soul? The Dark Night of the Soul is a poem by St. John of the Cross [1542-1591], a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite friar, and priest. This poem narrates the journey of the soul from its bodily home to its union … Continue reading Are you experiencing a “Dark Night of the Soul”?
Every time I read a phrase, a song comes into my head! The one that came to mind during my morning pages work was “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon. The lyrics are cute and they rhyme! I’m not looking for ways to leave anyone or anything, however, here is today’s writing … Continue reading Can you easily list 50 things you like about yourself?
Peace be unto thee, stranger, enter and be not afraid. I have left the gate open and thou art welcome to my home. There is room in my house for all. I have swept the hearth and lighted the fire. The room is warm and cheerful and you will find comfort and rest within. The … Continue reading PEACE BE UNTO THEE, STRANGER
Today I opened my blog for the first time in almost 18 months. Where have I been? In transition. home for 19 years; sold 2002 Toyota Camry; sold got married moved to Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati / Ohio Valley area purchased a new home bought a new car (Subaru) started a new job as a … Continue reading It has been a long time, Jennifer
Each night before I go to bed, I read a chapter from Laurie Beth Jones‘ Jesus, Entrepreneur. Her writing is easy to read and inspiring, especially after a long day. Many years ago I read The Path and created a mission statement that I still follow today. Today, I found myself triggered by someone else pushing … Continue reading Thou shalt not………..
Last week at a symphony concert in Indianapolis, I saw someone I knew and asked her “what are you doing in Cincinnati”? Wow, that was a red flag for me that this transition/move was taking its toll on my ability to remember where I was. Any life transition can put us in a state of … Continue reading Where in the world are you?
In August of 2015, Steve and I began exploring the idea of living together, getting married and creating clarity around our 8+ year relationship. We like to call this the honeymoon phase! There were a lot of reasons we had not done this before; children we did not want to put together in the same … Continue reading What can you do when the best things in life trigger strong negative emotions?
“Our time has been called the “age of loneliness.” It’s estimated that one in five Americans suffers from persistent loneliness, and while we’re more connected than ever before, social media may actually be exacerbating the problem. ” The Huffington Post: “Why Loneliness is a growing health concern and what we can do about it” by Carolyn … Continue reading If you suffer from loneliness; you are not alone — The first 3 steps to help you reconnect today!
In 2005 my wife and I took the StrengthsFinder Assessment on our own. We shared 3 strengths in our top 5. They were Intellection, Connectedness, and Individualization. I can honestly say that although the results were interesting, it didn’t really mean all that much to us. Now, ten years later, having gone through a couple … Continue reading I can honestly say that Strengths Coaching has had a significant impact on our relationship.
This is the conclusion of co-authors Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn in their book: For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men Women, on the other hand, want to feel loved more than any other emotion. When women feel unloved they tend to internalize their emotions and react by crying … Continue reading Men would rather feel alone and unloved than inadequate and disrespected