Can Art Heal?

Can Art Heal?

Friends, this is a post a wrote several years ago that is speaking to me in this season. I hope it speaks to you, too. Can tapping into our creativity help us transcend chronic pain and illness? Can art heal not only our bodies but also our soul and spirit? Questions...
Harnessing the Power of Place

Harnessing the Power of Place

Not long ago, during a time when stress and fatigue had taken their toll on my body, I booked a weekend away at a local bed and breakfast. Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I watched breathtaking mountain sunsets, delighted in deer frolicking in the...
Simple Living

Simple Living

Simple living can seem elusive. In a world focused on achieving and accumulating more and bumper stickers that read, “He who dies with the most toys wins,” the reality of simple living seems like some pie-in-the sky ambition, a trend. Despite the proliferation of...
Stretching Toward Joy While Living with Pain

Stretching Toward Joy While Living with Pain

“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NRSV  A casual...