Author Archives for michelle pante

Slowing Down for the New Dawn of Spring

March 20, 2019 10:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Slowing Down for the New Dawn of Spring

Are you ready to flower and flourish, or is it time to pause? Get some insights from John O'Donohue's "For the Interim Time."

Giving the Love You Want

February 11, 2019 8:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sandra wrote her sister an, “I love and cherish you and want to be sure you know this in case one of us dies suddenly” kind of letter. The results were unexpected and left Sandra realizing she could give her love freely and generously to her sister—and anyone, really— and that giving love generously, without expecting anything in return, feels great.

Mary Oliver, Mortality and Meaning Making

January 26, 2019 12:00 am Published by 2 Comments

Mary Oliver’s words speak to my yearning to make this life—my life—matter. My desire to live a life with meaning calls me to reflect, to contemplate and to get clear about who and what matter. The thing is, and maybe you relate here, I find it very hard to create time and space for this type of discernment. Believe it or not, planning for my inevitable death, helps create that time and space.

The Gift of Love Made Easy

December 18, 2018 7:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While I fantasize about gift giving that makes my heart sing, in reality, gift giving typically makes my heart race. This year I’ll be doing things differently. With the help of Willow’s Free Five-Minute Love Letter exercise ....

‘Tis the season to remember our dead

‘Tis the Season to Remember Our Dead

October 12, 2018 9:18 pm Published by 5 Comments

I yearn for more remembering and honouring the dead in my life. I feel enlivened and inspired when I reflect on the relationship, lineage and opportunity that I’ve been gifted by those who’ve come before and died before me.