Tag Archives: stress

FMM 7 7 17 Soul Ajar

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” ~ Emily Dickinson. My mother once got prayed against.  In an open church.  By Deacon Morris.  I have noticed that I tend to write more stories of my mother than my father.  But perhaps it is because if you know my father, you are […]

FMM 1 29 16 Just Suppose

“People say I’ve had a difficult time in life, I think I’ve had an exciting time in life”~Iyanla Vanzant.   When my kids were young I attended a conference on educating our children.  One way to stimulate your child’s creativity is to suggest a scenario:  Suppose you had a space shuttle in your back yard […]

FMM 12 11 15 Balancing Act

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony”~ Thomas Merton.  In case you didn’t know, with or without your help, your body always strives for balance.  There is even a word for it: homeostasis.  It is the drive to keep things in check, to correct what life, illness, and […]

FMM 6 6 16 Be Still my Monkey Mind

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W. B. Yeats  What do you tell yourself that is making you sick?  Have you ever observed the power of suggestion?  Our minds are programed to respond to the information it receives, whether the information is factual or based […]

FMM 2 28 14 No fear from within

“My way is long, but the road is foggy, foggy.” ~Burning Spear.   South Florida weather can be funny this time of year.  Some mornings you go outside to find a light drizzle of rain, and a cool touch to the air.  Kind of like a typical English summer’s day!  On Wednesday morning, I was […]

FMM 5 3 13 Catching the Trifecta

Many years ago I was given some very good advice by one of my nursing instructors. In class one day she drew an equilateral triangle on the board. She labeled each side physical; spiritual and psychological. She then told us that it was very important that we pay attention to each aspect of our lives […]

FMM 12 7 12 Keeping it Simple

‘Tis the season, and sometimes we may wonder what ever happened to the real meaning of Christmas. We are bombarded on every side with somebody else’s vision of what Christmas should look like. A consumer driven society only runs well when consumers are spending. So everywhere we look we get the impression that it is […]