Entries by Kate Crow

Simple Not Easy

There is a paradox that comes with the concept of FLOW which is that it is simple, but not necessarily easy. I’ve noticed that many people think a “good life” should be easy and without a struggle.   It’s true!   Flow is easy IF we manage our expectations IF we accept what is IF we make the next best choice given the […]

A day I have been waiting for…

My son was released. I just received his text: “And we are off!”  I have been waiting nine and a half years for this day.  It is hard to describe how I feel, how all the people who love my son feel.  I am reminded of the line in the Joni Mitchell song that goes: […]

Soup

I REALLY love my local farm stand. Last week, surveying the harvest of gorgeous baby eggplants, zucchini, and tomatoes, I couldn’t wait to combine them into a delicious minestrone soup.  It turned out to be quite the project. The end result was GOOD, but not exactly the PERFECT symphony I had imagined.  I had to catch […]

Love YOU!

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”  Oscar Wilde I have a question for you. What loving action can you do for yourself today? A friend of mine has scheduled a day of beauty: a hair appointment, a pedicure, then lunch with a friend. It’s her birthday and she is celebrating connecting […]

Are you asking for what you want?

Sometimes I don’t ask for what I want and then I end up tolerating things I don’t need to. Recently, I received a jury duty summons. The summons was sitting on my desk for a while and I was resigned to going, but as the date approached I felt more and more squeezed by the […]

Is There Something You Are Resisting?

Are you resisting something like exercising, eating good food, not having another drink or picking up the phone? Are you suffering about it? Does it make you anxious? Last week I watched myself do everything BUT look at my bank account online. I emptied the dishwasher, I put in a load of laundry, I watered […]

Are You Handling A Lot?

Recently I have had a lot of BIG waves come at me. One life challenge after another. When this happens it is easy to feel like it is all too much. Do you know what I mean? Two weeks ago I was driving to see my son and listening to Gabrielle Bernstein’s new book: The […]

I Believe You Can

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend of mine. I know that’s not such a big deal, but this is a friend whose husband passed away almost a year ago in a tragic accident. Her world-view and perspective on life will never be the same, and she shared some really inspirational words with me that […]

Getting Real

On December 22nd 2015 I did something that radically changed my life. I stopped a habit that was not healthy for me. I stopped coloring my hair and cut my hair off. It was radical because I had had long, dark hair for 40 years. What prompted me to shear it all off was catching […]

The Things You Do For Love..

“The things you do for love” became a family phrase in the fall of 2009 when my son’s mental illness began to emerge. He was in college in Vermont and my maternal instinct told me to go get him. I drove 5 hours north, picked him up and drove 5 hours back so he could […]