Your Experience, Strength and Hope

Wherever we go, there we are. . .

I first heard this little homily at a workshop in Minneapolis, presented by Earnie Larson, a former priest, author for Hazelden Publishing, and renowned lecturer.  He was a gifted man who’s simple message turned life around for tens of thousands of people.   Perhaps even millions.  I know that it […]

Changing the world, how to do it, how not to do it . . .

WE CAN NOT CHANGE THE WORLD DIRECTLY, BUT WE CAN CHANGE HOW WE SEE THE WORLD AND THEN THE WORLD CHANGES TOO. When I was first introduced to this principle, I failed to understand it.  I had always believed that it was our task to change the world.  What I now […]

Getting Unstuck isn’t so easy to do . . .

Getting Unstuck is the title of my newest book.  It’s a companion to Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow.  I loved writing both books.  Actually, I’d have to say that all twenty-six books that have “called to me,” I have loved writing. There is no doubt that I […]

Saying goodbye to a friend . . .

A memorial service was held on Sunday for my dear friend, Beverly M.  I had been with her almost daily for the remaining weeks of her life, and when I couldn’t pay a visit, I called.  Letting go was difficult for her.  And me too.  She was 82 and had […]

To everyone . . .

A beautiful passage in a spiritual book I am committed to reading on a daily basis included these lines a few days ago: To everyone I offer quietness; to everyone I offer peace of mind; to everyone I offer gentleness.  I was moved by the wisdom and the Holiness of […]

A retreat with AA women lifts me up. . .

I spent the past week at the Dominican Retreat House in McLean, VA.  I was invited to present two programs to “my sisters” in AA.  Both retreats blessed me with spiritual sustenance.  Nurturing the attendees with some new information was the primary “assignment,” but receiving the love that came my […]

Sometimes life is two steps backwards. . .

I have been in the recovery rooms for more than three and a half decades and most of my movement has been “forward.”  I detailed much of that in my recent book: My Story to Yours: A Guided Memoir for Writing Your Recovery Journey, published by Hazelden, fall of 2011. […]

What is interfering with your peace of mind today?

If you read my blogs consistently, you no doubt think this topic is often on my mind.  And that would be true.  I do blog about peace and its attainment on a regular basis.  There’s a very good reason for that. It’s what eludes me often and I figure I […]

Peace one day at a time. . .

This topic has been the substance of much of my work over the past few years, both in the books I have written and in the workshops I have presented. (Please see my website:www.womens-spirituality.com or check out Amazon titles) I never get tired of it as a topic.  Perhaps that’s […]

Detachment is one pathway to peace of mind. . .

I have written often about detachment.  In books, articles and throughout this blog.  It’s of major importance to my life because it’s the key to my own peaceful state of mind.  I want to stress that detachment doesn’t mean not caring about others.  In fact, it means to care enough […]