Author Archives for Reena & Michelle

Something is Better than Nothing

April 1, 2019 10:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Something is Better than Nothing

If you’ve thought about writing lasting messages to people you love and for future generations but haven’t, maybe it’s because...

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.