I walked in for my cupping therapy appointment curious and hopeful. My massage therapist has been practicing cupping for over 20 years, so I knew I was in good hands. I’m not queasy about acupuncture, so I thought this would be a breeze. Wow. It was intense.
Life brings with it inevitable challenges, yet today it can seem as if those challenges are being presented to us at an increasing rate. How many of us are familiar with feeling overwhelmed physically or mentally, or have the sense that the changes we want for ourselves, our family and our society appear to be out of reach? Challenging conversations and uncomfortable feelings seem to greet us daily with little time to gather our thoughts before responding from a place that can sadly be driven by anxiety or defensiveness.
When adult friendships end, there’s usually a deep ache that comes with self-knowledge. We know ourselves better, we understand the world better, and we know we’re probably not going to make up over Snapchat that same night.
One of the best ways to nurture a meditation or prayer practice is to create a place within the home that is dedicated solely to this purpose—an altar.
Try out Julie’s Mac and Cheese with Garlic Spinach recipe for your next potluck and see if your guests can tell the difference. Bet you they can't.