Spirituality

Message from Mother Mary: Thought provoking and reassuring

Suzette here.  I’ve been attending different meditation circles, and one woman said that she received a message from Mother Mary.  Whether you believe the vision is real or not is not the point.  The message itself is profound and thought provoking.  When I asked permission to share it, the woman was afraid of hateful feedback. […]

Pandemic Darkness: Be a light

The pandemic continues. Inside-the-house-time translates to inside-of-ourselves-time, and for me, the longest self-reflection period ever.

Pandemic: Overcoming busyness, guilt and helplessness

PANDEMIC:  Overcoming busyness, guilt and helplessness.  By Suzette Martinez Standring Are we defined by busyness? The pandemic forces a standstill, making us feel helpless. We Americans multitask: family, career, volunteerism; just cross the next thing off on the to-do list. It’s not in our cultural DNA to navel gaze. Yet time and separation gives unexpected […]

Suzette Standring: Guided Meditation to Relax

During this pandemic, as we all wrestle with stress, isolation and uncertainty, I created a guided meditation to relax.  All you have to do is listen and let go.  We all have the ability to get centered and find peace within.  We do it with connection with friends, family, pets…even at a forced distance as now. […]

Surgery Postponed: I feel like an imposter

Yesterday, my March 4 surgery to remove a tumor on my left lung lobe was cancelled while I was in the surgery staging area. Today, the first thing I said to David was, “Well, I still have all my lobes.”  The good news: that load of laundry in my closet won’t fester for a week […]