Terri’s Blog

Everyday lessons and wisdom for real-life challenges

A Poem and a Prayer

A Poem and a Prayer

Now in the midst of our second COVID spring, the cycle is repeating itself as we move through what feels like a never-ending global pandemic.  It has been said that COVID has magnified many of our pre-existing conditions and emotional states. For many it has also...

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Listening to Understand

Listening to Understand

Do you consider yourself to be a good communicator? Do you carefully choose your words when you speak? Do you listen to understand or are you simply waiting to reply? Perhaps one day you should ask those who are frequently in conversation with you, their thoughts....

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The REAL Hero’s Journey

The REAL Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey has been defined as a story template that consists of a hero going on a journey, learning a lesson, winning a victory, and being “transformed.” For a full year now, we have all shared in a journey around a global pandemic. Life was interrupted...

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The Buddhist Approach of Strong Back, Soft Front

The Buddhist Approach of Strong Back, Soft Front

Strong back soft front is a metaphor with a very powerful message that has been discussed by many spiritual teachers, including Tara Brach, Brene Brown, & Elizabeth Lesser. But the concept was originated by Zen Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax. She describes it as...

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Our Children can be Our Greatest Teachers

Our Children can be Our Greatest Teachers

Everyone has their own definition of successful parenting and what it means to be a good parent. How we parent also varies.As a mother, not only did I do my best to love and nurture my children wholeheartedly, as most of us do, but I respected them and their opinion...

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Living in Overtime, Every Moment Counts!

Living in Overtime, Every Moment Counts!

I live by several mottos, but one that touches my life daily is that “we are forever incomplete.” This philosophy feeds my desire to learn and to teach, daily. I, too, feel driven to “rehumanize” humanity. I oftentimes question the state of human consciousness and...

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Human Psychology “Hacked” by Social Media

Human Psychology “Hacked” by Social Media

So often in life we are dealing with the daily emergencies. We get stuck responding to problems, that oftentimes present themselves one after the other. We seem to be good at finding solutions and fixing things, but fixing the individual problems only offers a kind of...

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“I Thought I was a Spiritual Person…”

“I Thought I was a Spiritual Person…”

The Ultimate COVID Paradox - A Poem by Terri Klein A terrifying time—A clarifying timeA global tragedy—A global awakeningUnprecedented uncertainty—Unprecedented courageLoss of life—RebirthLife-threatening—Life-alteringTechnology as distraction—Technology as a...

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Drop Your Anchor: Let Go of the Struggle

Drop Your Anchor: Let Go of the Struggle

A persistent issue that many of us seem to be struggling with during COVID-19 is how to respond to all of the difficult thoughts and uncomfortable emotions that so often arise. It is essential for us to understand, especially at this time, that we can respond in...

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