a blog by Ellen Davies

Inspiration

A Gentle Story: The North Wind and the Sun

A Gentle Story: The North Wind and the Sun

This morning, still thinking about yesterday’s post on the power of gentleness, I remembered this story. When I was young, my dad would read to me from a big book of Aesop’s fables. This story about the North Wind and the Sun is a good […]

The power of gentleness

The power of gentleness

If you want to make changes, you have to be gentle with yourself. As we lean into this new year, 2018, keep this in mind. If you’ve resolved to learn how to meditate, or take up a yoga practice, gentleness is the way to go […]

Christmas anxiety

Christmas anxiety

Here is my post from last year about holiday anxiety. I thought it was worth reposting! Happy holidays!    This post is all about anxiety. I get holiday anxiety every year. It’s kind of a tradition with me. Ha, ha, get it? Holiday tradition?   […]

I’m thankful for trees and what they teach us

I’m thankful for trees and what they teach us

I am doing this Gratitude Project right now, and our question for the day was: Where is your favorite spot in nature and how does it cultivate gratitude in you?   I’m thankful for trees   My favorite spot in nature is sitting under the […]

Friday favorites: Meditation

Friday favorites: Meditation

This has been an incredibly stressful week for me. It started off with us losing our checkbook on an airline flight, moved on to a random tax bill that we know is incorrect, and seems to be ending with me panicking about my role as […]

What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

In July, I became a certified Reiki Level 1 practitioner. I am excited to offer this to my clients. A brief description of Reiki  Reiki comes out of the Japanese tradition. The word “Rei” means spiritual, and “ki” means energy, so Reiki is spiritual energy, […]

Forgive every day

Forgive every day

Recently I read that every day we need to forgive anyone and everyone. This act of forgiving allows us to release any negative energy that may have built up during the day, and it also releases the person we are forgiving. This is a wonderful […]

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

The floods in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are devastating. I feel helpless, because there are so many people suffering. What I can do, however is pray, and I offer a prayer at the end of this post. I can also donate to organizations such as […]

Jesus, the bible, and a woman named “Hisako”

Jesus, the bible, and a woman named “Hisako”

Remember that bible verse where Jesus says I am the way, the truth, and the light, and no one comes to the Father except through me? I have wrestled with that verse over the past fifteen or so years. Jesus answered, “I am the way […]

Celebrate the eclipse, Part 2

Celebrate the eclipse, Part 2

This makes me laugh, every time. I am a sucker for corny jokes, too. Have you ever had a Moon Pie? Moon Pies are southern treats, along with RC Cola and Goo Goo Clusters. Two graham cracker cookies with a marshmallow center, covered with chocolate. […]