We Work or Mine Alone

If you’re a human who has interacted with other humans, chances are very likely that you’ve experienced relationship challenges at some point in your life.  Whether it’s between a parent and child or among spouses, siblings, friends, etc.  At times…

Empathy and Boundaries

Empathy and Boundaries 

In recent years I have been become more acutely aware of how narcissistic our society can be. Narcissism is essentially selfishness to an extreme. People with narcissistic tendencies feel entitled to what they want, when they want…

Sweet Dreams 

Last night I had the privilege of presenting online to a wonderful group of women on the topic of “Spiritual Growth through Dream Work.”  I’m not a therapist, psychologist, or Jungian analyst but I am a contemplative seeker who has…

Building Bridges

This past week, theologian, author, professor, and Catholic priest Hans Küng passed away at the age of 93, may he rest in peace.  His work was a powerful and liberating influence on me in graduate school.  For starters, he appealed…

Hope and Glory

For this week’s blog post I thought I would share an original poem called “Hope and Glory.”  May you be inspired! 

"Hope and Glory"  Written By: Tammy Winn 

There’s no lesson to learn tonight 

No prison for wrong or right 

Your Preciousness

Our parents can do this for us as we grow… 

Later on a romantic partner might do this for us, especially while falling in love… 

Children are capable of doing this for us in the simplest of ways… 

And soul…

Graces Interwoven 

On a regular basis I like to recall times when things have felt really aligned in my life, like a prayer request that has been answered to my delight.  I do this as part of a gratitude practice to remind…

To Be a Truth Teller

A few headlines lately have highlighted the power of truth-telling.  This got me thinking about times in my life when I’ve had to speak up, despite the discomfort and uncertainty of where that truth might lead.  Truth-telling takes various forms…

Grateful, Not Guilty 

I have motherhood moments that transport me back in time to my own mother’s care for me.  Vividly I can recall my perception of her at specific moments in time, surrounding an event or stage of life.  She was steady…

Pause and Listen 

A few things took the wind out of my sails recently.  Each one individually wasn’t so bad but when accumulated they were enough to topple my optimism. As a believer in the power of the mind, however, I tried to…

Made Vulnerable 

I think I can speak for most people I know when I say we all have fears. Some of us feel afraid only once in a while.  Others entertain some form of angst daily.  Regardless of how often, if you’re…

Raise the Bar 

Recently I went to see a specialist to follow up on a non-urgent matter.  This doctor was recommended to me so I went in assuming I was in good hands.  Shortly into the appointment, however, I was shocked by how…