more Adam-inspired poetry… or ‘spit beats’ recognizing rap’s the more fitting genre for Adam rhyme…
Author Archives: Naomi Brickel
Hall of Fame
I’ve discovered that if I want to be happy, be the best, I need to believe it, feel it in my body and my bones.
I’m Here, Mom, Part 2
I had nothing this week until I came down a half hour ago to this glorious Mother’s Day gift from my purple Huguenot in Heaven.
Hugs.. I was never really an enthusiast until I began to embrace consciously, noticing a pleasant difference in how I engage with the people I encounter
Later today I’ll board a plane, and despite details, logistics and security hassles, the miracles will not be lost on me…
Is there more than stories and traditions behind the carefully planned seders and long church services to incorporate practically within our day-to-day journey and struggles when we feel we’re flying solo?
Last week, I was an invited guest speaker about my book, Not to Spoil the Ending… but everything is going to be ok, as the culmination of a collective parish read for Lent. The unexpectedly large and enthusiastic turnout on a cold weeknight and powerful interactive dialogue was unexpectedly affirming in itself, but even I,Continue reading “Blessed Bane”
…more on that HeartBrain
This week I was the honored guest at a local gala, and as I was contemplating my remarks, the HeartBrain discovery from last weeks post developed further…
Heart – Season 2
Is there a more powerful intelligence we can access outside of our limited brains…
a simple secret
Starting each day aware of everything I appreciate
From Here (Now) to Eternity
It’s been a hectic time and I’ve had to make deliberate and focused efforts to maintain my peace. In a few of those instances this week the same thought kept rising in my consciousness…
Let go and let God – You’ve seen it on a bumper sticker … in those initial hours after Adam died, it’s what happened – as a default, in my powerlessness
This week’s post is a poem that I wrote early one morning as I was reflecting on a deep conversation that I had last weekend with – get this – a 20-year-old kid. I wrote it to send him as a creative summary of our conversation… I must admit, at work I’m sometimes a littleContinue reading “Inspired Hope”
a life thus far lesson
Transitions in our lives extract us from the everyday unconscious motion and routine and offer opportunities for reflective resets. I happen to currently be in the process of transitioning jobs (which accounts for some inconsistency in my posting lately and foreseeably); and for these first two months of the year, I’ve got a foot inContinue reading “a life thus far lesson”
an alternative perspective on God and suffering