All in whole person

Sabbaticals and the Proverbial Pebble

Most people I know working in giving-spaces, healing-spaces, grant-funded spaces, are stretched so thin in their time, physical abilities, emotional reserves, and spiritual core. There a never-ending demand to do more, people actively asking us to betray our own boundaries, and often not enough money to do what needs to be done. Everyone needs time to rest, reflect, and recharge.

Made of tears

Do you hear that? I will not let you tell me to make myself smaller. I will not make myself less sad, less angry, for you. I will not accept the feelings of guilt you are trying to stir in me. I am going to feel the full love. I am going to feel the full loss. I am going to experience my full self. I am going to know, to own, that I am partially made of tears. 

overprotected heart

 “...my heart believes other parts of me and my life are suffering because I’m protecting it. Her. Overprotecting her. I didn’t know my heart felt that way. I thought she needed me.”

Who am I?

I know I feel more empathy than most, and my heart ofter hurts. I know I’m sensitive to others’ pain and I’m not always sure what to do with that pain. I know I’m not as sensitive to my own pain as I should be. I know that I love, fiercely, and I fear that some day someone I love will break me because my love is too big. I