Who Are Your Kindred Spirits?

I have very few friends.  And that’s the way it’s supposed to be for me.  The six or so true relationships I enjoy are not just friends; they are kindred spirits.  We give each other the emotional and spiritual support we need to stay in balance and show up in the...

Fulfillment is Way Overrated!

 The mantra of “personal fulfillment” occupies many minds and hearts. Built into us is a desire for completion, for knowing our lives matter. Yet striving for personal fulfillment is an overrated goal. Let me explain. The word itself tells part of the story: being...

Are You Feeding Contentment?

My body needs to be nourished with good food, air, and water.  Every night while I sleep my body remakes itself using what I’ve fed it.  Molecules come together to form new tissue; genetics governs the whole process. If this ongoing cell replacement is so effective,...

Less City, More Forest, Please!

The metaphors of city and of forest speak to me.  The modern city, and its accompanying suburban sprawl, represents a diminishment of the human spirit. The forest represents the pristine nature of how we are supposed to live: in harmony and balance.  It is in the...

Deep Shifting

Soul Shifting: “A shakeup in life, severe or mild, that has us scratching our heads wondering what the next step is and how to take it.” My new Life & Spirit Coaching initiative (www.parisecoaching.com) is a focus on the Soul, the source of our love,...