Saturday, April 19

Easter Is Not About Easter Bunnies

      Good evening everyone,

 As with everything I write, please take what you like and leave the rest.

     Easter is fast approaching. I know the image of it, for many, is bunnies, pastel colors, and candy.  Originally this holiday---or holy day---was about the event that occurred after

Friday, April 18

Calmness In the Eye of the Storm, Part II, Revisited

     Innkeeper's note:  I'm bushed.  I'm bumping this up.  I wrote this last year.  Some of you were not acquainted with this inn, then. Here it is:                                                     

      The past few months have been inspiring, a time of characterological growth.  Its been a season where I've seen the value of

Wednesday, April 16

Relating, Being Present vs. Using Control 4/16/14

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
 it is something  you design for the present.   Jim Rohn. 
    Tonight's post is different.  It will give insight into my mind.  I have only done this once before, in my post a A Spiritual Awak-ening, Part II, where I posted an outline.

      The following is how I think.  As a teacher and public speaker for several decades, it's the format that works best for me.  The material below I use with many.  It was first birthed from work I do as

Resisting The Investment Necessary for Healing and Growth.............. ...................4/16/14

      Good morning.  This post reaches you earlier than normal.  The past week has been different.  I don't quite understand it all, but that is okay.  Reality is not limited to what I compre-hend nor is it necessarily based solely on my perceptions.

      I try making sense of what has been surfacing in my life lately.  To cope when living is a blur, I breathe deeply.  I do the next right step.  I connect with the

Sunday, April 13

Review of the Past Week: Highs and Lows. Let Me Hear From You ........... 4/13/14

       How are you?  This inn opened its doors 37 months ago, on this day.  This place is but a youngster.

        It is 1:44 a.m., Pacific Time, here, in California.  Earlier, I was busy, not posting at my usual time, just before the day changes its name.  For the last one-and-a half hours I supported a friend while she took

Saturday, April 12

Time With Family. Growing,Getting Lessoned, Not Lessened .......... 4/12/14

      I was tired all day, beginning when I awoke today.  My work depletes me, physically and emotionally, if I do not discharge the stress inherent in it.  In addition, I worked this afternoon, which has not happened in a long while.  On top of that I went to bed at 4:00 a.m., Friday, rising at 7:00 a.m.
      Today I reaped what I have sown, in terms of punishing my

Thursday, April 10

Charles, The Beginning of a Story................ 4/10/14

The passageway to happiness and gratitude requires humility,
 having a sense of awe for the simple pleasures of life. 
        I will not complete this story tonight.  It is late and this tale will take time.  But it needs telling.  Installments I'll use.

       When I met him, I didn't understand.  He walked around with a hand on the right corner of his head, where the edge of his forehead met his hairline.

       His hand pushed his head against his left shoulder, cocking it to one side.  With his head in this position, and a hand still placed on it,  he walked tentatively around the mental health center where I worked.  He had been a resident there for two years, when I began work there.  It is so many years ago, I will

Wednesday, April 9

Facing Stress 4/9/14

        I'm slipping in this post before the day changes its name.  I'm beat.   I am sleeping better, though.  I am using something that helps me sleep.  Knocking my head with a rubber mallet is leaving a lump on my head, however.

Gratitudes for Wednesday: 
1.  Many are dropping by this inn.  Thank you.  Please leave a comment.  I'd love hearing from you.  Today, one hundred and fifty-three visited from India, sixty-one from the U.K., with many from Germany, Poland, Russia, the Dominican Republic, Singapore, Turkey and Canada.  Four hundred and fifty-three guests dropped by today, from the U.S.

2.  I'm facing stress regarding a practical matter.  What is good about that?  It makes me

Tuesday, April 8

Relating Is Preferred to Being Controlling....... 4/8/12

In this post I share how I went through a new passage-
way, far more beautiful than any I have encountered. 
     Recently I was challenged.  My serenity, that is.  It was interesting watching the trajectory of my emotions and its impact on a key relationship that has added beauty, peace and joy to my life.

     I was uncomfortable, confused. Sad, even.  And that was more than okay.  Why? Because we want to be open and present to what is, be it painful or pleasant.  This is the stuff of authenticity and intimacy.  This is truly

Monday, April 7

Emotional Resiliency, The Conclusion......... 4/7/14

     Tonight, this is the fifth and last posting on emotional resilient people.  For links to the previous four postings on this subject, where you will get more detail on each of these qualities, please click here.  A brief review of the previous eleven.

1.  Resilient people know their boundaries and are clear about who they are.  They do not live in vagueness. They know their must haves and can't stands, what they will and will not tolerate.
2.  They see the Big Picture. They are not externally referented, they don't let others trigger them or determine their worth.
3.  They cultivate self-awareness.  They realize they are not what

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.