Dropping the Armor

Dropping the Armor

Dropping the Armor One day – maybe because it’s time or because the weight has become too crushing – you drop the armor around your heart so you can breathe and love in this world undefended. Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP There comes a time in our lives when we just...

Start Now

Start Now

Start Now Start Now. Whatever it is that has been on your heart to try, create, or embrace - just take one soulful action today toward that desire. Life is so short and precious. Let’s live it with a full, imperfect, messy, will-risk-love heart. We really do have the...

The Grief That Won’t Go Away

The Grief That Won’t Go Away

The Grief that Won’t Go Away Beneath the hurry and worry, beneath the frazzled scurrying for control, beneath the frustration turned resentment, beneath the fear that comes out as anger and rage pointing out the tiny mishaps of your child or partner, and momentary...

Your Heart Will Be Satisfied

Your Heart Will Be Satisfied

You Heart Will Be Satisfied I see your suffering. I will not let that ache within you remain forever tender and raw. I will not let your cry go unheard. I will satisfy your deepest longings. I will soothe your anxiety. I will not let you go cold and hungry. I will not...

The Gospel Within You

The Gospel Within You

Each of us has stories of failure, hurt, loneliness, and regret. We also have stories still to be written of triumph, grace, belonging, and letting go. There is a gospel within us that wants to be preached and embodied – one where we remember our innate goodness and we claim our light in this world hungry for such hope.

The Soul’s Way

The Soul’s Way

The Soul’s Way You think that you can control what will come by planning and striving, reaching and being ever so organized. When you have “everything in place,” you have the illusion of control. For a while, you may feel satisfied, the hunger seems quelled, and all...

Devotion

Devotion

Devotion Great Mother, I surrender any and every version of myself to you – any plan, any vision, and every hope. You are all my ideas and dreams. I am and always have been on this path of devotion to you. I am embracing it now with even more fullness. Thank you for...

It’s Time to Forgive Yourself

It’s Time to Forgive Yourself

It’s Time to Forgive Yourself It’s time to forgive yourself. It’s time to take all that energy that’s bound up in nailing yourself to the cross and courageously live. God has so much to say through you – so many people to comfort through your kind eyes and gentle...

What’s Sacred to you?

What’s Sacred to you?

What’s Sacred What’s sacred to you? Yes, sacred. Because that’s what matters. That’s what you want to build your life around. “Sacred” means more than what’s “important.” Sacred goes soul deep. How you love in this human form in your daily life is the expression of...

At the Start of the Day

At the Start of the Day

At the Start of the Day Kindle the light within you. Let your breath become vibrant. Stretch your body - reaching for the sky and then bowing to the earth. Let your movements build to be strong and slowly generate heat. Gently circle the neck and shoulders, swirl the...

Loved As You Are

Loved As You Are

Loved As You Are You are unique. There’s only one you. Do I tell you that I love you enough? Enough so that you remember the truth of who you are on days when the world isn’t kind? I don’t love you for what you do, what kind of success you have in life, how well you...

Permission to Rest and Renew

Permission to Rest and Renew

Permission to Rest and Renew The “shoulds” rise up when we even start to think about caring for ourselves – taking time out to rest and giving our bodies, minds, and spirits a chance to be nourished and renewed. The invitation of winter is to rest – to lay fallow, to...