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Terri Crosby

Farmer Wisdom

October 9, 2019
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

Long Legs

October 2, 2019
Today I’m writing, channeling really, the style and likes of author and poet, Ross Gay, who without hesitation fashions sentences as long as his arms (he’s lanky and his arms go on a bit) or as long as his legs (even longer). I’m writing as him today, because I adore his writing and if you […]

In Relationships, Knowing What’s Ours To Do.

September 18, 2019
Not long ago, I received a call from a young couple in crisis saying the two of them were stranded on the side of the road in her vehicle. She is 36, he is 31 and they are dating. She began, “I have a really big favor to ask of you. We’re out of gas […]

SUMMER SHORTS: Come With Me Into The Quiet

September 4, 2019
Out the door I went for my early morning walk, tennis shoes under me, t-shirt and jeans over me, carrying a podcast about sound in my left hand. After my walk, it was time to feed Jackson (the part-Papillon wonder dog) and take him for his morning outing as well. He ate his breakfast happily, […]

SUMMER SHORTS: What You Don’t Realize About Change Can Slow You Down.

August 28, 2019
Deliberate change requires more than a sprinkle of our attention. Making changes asks for all of who we are, everything we’ve got. We must pay attention. We must do things we’ve never done before. We must wake up where we were once asleep. Making a change changes every part of us.

An Evening of Mystical Poetry

August 21, 2019
I’m so happy to let you know that I’ll be partnering with local poet and photographer Tracey Schmidt to present an evening of Mystical Poetry. Tracey and I were introduced to each other by Jean Cassidy of She thought we might enjoy working together — and we do! Date and Time: September 20, Friday […]

SUMMER SHORTS: Do This In A Relationship. It Makes A Difference.

July 31, 2019
There are days when things with your partner seem a little rough around the edges. There are moments or hours when you wonder why you’re in the relationship to begin with. You might even fantasize about the benefits of walking away. You entertain the idea briefly, then continue as usual. Even today, before leaving for […]

SUMMER SHORTS: The Great Bell Chant.

July 24, 2019
Most of us have go-to ways of calming and centering ourselves. We meditate, walk in nature, enjoy natural beauty. We listen to something that soothes the busy mind, the weary body, and the soul in need of encouragement. Here’s a beautiful meditation known as The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) to add to […]

SUMMER SHORTS: “All of Me Loves All of You”

July 9, 2019
If you have been thoroughly loved, you know that your partner is often (in the words of singer John Legend), more accepting of “all your perfect imperfections” than you are. My husband, Eric, when he was alive and well, was really good at approving of “my perfect imperfections,” and “all your curves and all your […]

SUMMER SHORTS: Stop The Presses.

July 3, 2019
We can change a relationship. We can change the flow between us and someone we live with, work with, or love. We can do that by creating new responses to old stimuli. Viktor Frankl, the Australian neurologist, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor said, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our […]

SUMMER SHORTS: Get Out There. Try Stuff.

June 26, 2019
In my younger years, I thought trouble in a relationship meant something was wrong. I thought having problems with each other was not good. If I had known that when the seas of my partnership looked rough, it was a sign I was being invited to grow, change, and evolve, that would have helped me. […]

SUMMER SHORTS: You’ll Never Believe How I Met The Man Who Gave Me My Daughter.

June 19, 2019
Along my adventurous path, I had a wonderful fling with a man I didn’t know was already taken. We had a lovely time, including long talks about spirituality, philosophy and life, as well as a particularly memorable intimate experience on the open road in his Porsche. Soon after returning home, however, I received a call […]

SUMMER SHORTS: Shall I Stay or Shall I Go?

June 12, 2019
One “aha” during the agonizing “shall I stay or shall I go” chapter of my relationship with Eric was to realize there was no true urgency to decide one way or another, even though I felt inner pressure to make a decision.

SUMMER SHORTS SERIES: “The Moment of Lift. How Empowering Women Changes The World.”

June 2, 2019
If you read one book this summer, make it the new book by Melinda Gates called The Moment of Lift. For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to […]

Today, A Song of Compassion.

May 23, 2019
Have a blessed week. With love, Image by Constance Kowalik from Pixabay

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