Her Life Was Her Message

My bonus mother, Winnie, left her mortal body on February 19, 2021, after two days of being unresponsive. At age 97, she left behind 71 descendants and countless others who dearly loved her and felt joy in her presence. I first met Winnie when I was 18 and she was 45. She had birthed 9Continue reading “Her Life Was Her Message”

Walk Slow/Breathe Deep

“Walk slow and walk like you’ll never be back again.” Loni Bergqvist, as stated by an elder on El Camino I do not personally know Loni, but I felt her fellow pilgrim spirit as she shared her story recently. She walked the Camino in 2013 and I walked in 2017. As do many, she wasContinue reading “Walk Slow/Breathe Deep”

An Embodied Journey

This appeared as my morning reflection (by Jon Kabat-Zinn):      The rehabilitation of the body, in the sense of fully inhabiting it and cultivating intimacy with it is, however it is, is a universal attribute of mindfulness practice… Since it is of limited value to speak of the body as separate from the mind,Continue reading “An Embodied Journey”