Life is my monastery
Reflections / Religion / Spirituality

Life is my monastery


Last night, my husband and I finished watching the beautiful documentary, Into Great Silence, an illuminating look at the lives of┬áCarthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse monastery in the French Alps. The monks live a simple, ascetic spiritual life, devoted to prayer and silence, Scheduled times are intentionally set aside for walks, conversation and, in … Continue reading

Psalm 23 Summer Faith Challenge – green pastures and still waters
Reflections / Religion / Spirituality

Psalm 23 Summer Faith Challenge – green pastures and still waters


He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. – Psalm 23 This week’s activity for the┬ásummer sermon series at our church, Decatur Presbyterian Church, is to take pictures of green pastures and still waters. Today, my daughter and I spent some time walking along the … Continue reading

21 Day Practice: Days 8 and 9 – Source codes, unicorns and rainbows
Personal Development / Relationships / Spirituality

21 Day Practice: Days 8 and 9 – Source codes, unicorns and rainbows


I spent yesterday facilitating a life coaching workshop and was wiped out when I got home, so I’ve had to combine two days into one. The workshop participants all happened to be my Reiki students as well, so the workshop dovetailed nicely with the 21 Day Practice we’re doing. I talked a bit about the … Continue reading

21 Day Practice: Day 3 – Words and memories
Personal Development / Relationships / Spirituality / Writing

21 Day Practice: Day 3 – Words and memories


This morning, I enjoyed the opportunity to indulge in Reiki self-treatment while still curled up under the covers before leaving the house for client sessions. I felt clear, energetic, and playful all morning, qualities that have stayed with me throughout the day. This is significant, considering that my husband and I have been cleaning up … Continue reading