My husband is sitting at the table with a very serious look on his face. I ask him if all is okay. He looks at me and says “I’m just wondering what it is like to be you.”Read More
The Estuary Blog
Throughout their work and lives, our staff and friends of The Estuary become inspired and do some occasional inspirational writings. We have created this blog for them to share their thoughts, writings, and feelings with you.
Please feel free to offer your comments at any time and joining us in this journey through life. You can do this by clicking the link below each article. To access previous articles, click the dates in bold on the calendar to the right.
I was backpacking alone in Utah, carrying a huge pack on my skinny hips that looked like raw meat. I felt invincible, capable, with every step validating that there is nothing I can’t do. I loved it! That was many years ago.Read More
Before the birth of my daughters and way before my divorce, I followed my curiosity. I followed whatever peeked my interest.
I worked as a baker, a banker, an auditor, a real estate agent, a Spanish tutor, and even a flight attendant!
I felt that I could be led by my sense of adventure and curiosity because the only one that I was responsible for was me.Read More
“You have been chosen. Go unafraid”
- Paraphrased from John 15:16
I am experiencing the disruption of the solar eclipse! Like the moon pulling at the rising and falling tides of the oceans so the solar eclipse pulls and tugs at me with emotional upheaval and challenge.
I hated traveling as a child.
It always felt like something terrible was going to happen to me or to whoever I left behind. The anxiety was often unbearable. I would throw up with motion sickness in the car, feel depressed when we arrived wherever we were going, and cry at every changing moment. All I wanted was to go home.Read More
This picture of my father, taken in 2007, found its way back into my life recently. I thought about this photo several times over the years, as I originally wanted to frame a copy to give to my father.Read More
A very wise student of mine asked a wonderful Kabbalistic question: When is ”not-making” doing nothing? And when is it doing something?
Jason Shulman describes not making in this manner.
“Not-making is that condition in which things are simply what they are and we are not making a “secondary something” out of primary experience. We engage with reality directly."
- Jason Shulman