I know that tomorrow is a celebratory time for many people, and I made a baked taco dip for all of my fellow taco-lovers out there to help with the festivities, but unfortunately in this time of celebration, my community is also enduring a time of healing from losing a beautiful soul yesterday morning.
I was not the closest I could have been to him, and I do not feel the pain of his loss as deeply as do some of my close friends, and so I hope to serve them in their healing process and to help him survive in their memories and in the love that the community is sharing for him. (more…)
When I wrote down my new years resolutions a few days ago, I omitted one of the most personal goals I have for this year: to improve and expand Enjoying Earth. I omitted this goal because it felt too scary to actually write it down where others could see and track my progress. Throughout the life of this blog, I have allowed the confines of my self-prescribed limits dictate how successful I can be and how much I am allowed to share here. I have let my self-conscious worries manifest in a barrier that I use to shield myself from others seeing those parts that worry me. Only recently have I realized (poo on that! I’m STILL realizing) that my barrier has surely kept out those who might judge me, but it has also detrimentally kept out those who might connect with me. (more…)