BlissFull Blog

For many people, 2016 was a difficult, disheartening, even depressing year. We can look at many events in our world and think that things are going in a negative direction.

But Joseph Campbell had some words of wisdom about this for us. He said:
“The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives. ”
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A Poem for Susan

  My son and I saw the 9/11 memorial when we visited New York City this summer, and it is quite a lovely and striking monument. Today can be a difficult day for people.  It can be a time for grieving.  But I hope it is a day of grieving with love instead of hate, … More A Poem for Susan

Song of Summer

Man, where did the summer go? We had a great summer, although it seemed really packed with activities and projects and such, which made the time fly by. And here it is, Labor Day week, and just about everyone is back to school––or back to homeschool, in the cases of my students, for whom my … More Song of Summer

Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy

I started today as I usually do, with a two-mile meditative walk through our local peaceful and beautiful park-like cemetery. And as has been the case for the past several days, my mind and my heart were reflecting on the sad events at Charlottesville this weekend and the international fall-out of our personal, collective, and … More Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy

Desire and Destiny

This morning I started the latest of the free meditation series offered by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra.  It is a 21-day program of free daily meditations, this time on the theme of Desire and Destiny.  Deepak explains that while many people think our desires detract from our spiritual pursuits, he believes just the opposite; … More Desire and Destiny

Want Some Magic? Have You Tried the Post Office?

Following up on my last two posts… I love the magical world that J.K. Rowling created in her series of Harry Potter books.  I delighted in being with Harry as he viewed Hogwarts for the first time through his Muggle-experienced eyes, and enjoyed all the little familiar-but-with-a-difference touches that Rowling threw in, like staircases that … More Want Some Magic? Have You Tried the Post Office?