Articles by terri st. cloud


About terri st. cloud

even if our circumstances are different, i believe our emotions are the same...and maybe in sharing the journey in as real and honest a way as we can, maybe we'll help each other grow.

a thought for the weekend from hafiz!

i read this and just sat with it. seriously, to keep this in mind and really work on the listening…well, something to try to take into the weekend at least…   How Do I Listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last words.   that’s from ‘the gift,…

one of those ‘right to the point’ questions…

in watching several people i know wrestle with things weighing on them lately, i am reminded of a time way back when i was about 35 years old. a friend died. he was about 45. and he died suddenly. we were in charge of taking care of his ‘stuff.’ one of the jobs was going…

admitting it. owning it. and doing it.

sometimes i just don’t want to admit how much control i have over my own environment. which is odd, because so much of life we can’t control, you’d think i’d want to grab all that i could control and work that with all i’ve got! but maybe that’s the key word – ‘work.’ it’s a…

everywhere i look….

i am seeing a lot of fear hiding the gift of living lately. all around me. some of it is quite heart breaking. so thought maybe we needed a reminder…

embracing my gifts!

chattin’ with a friend the other day, i was surprised to hear her feeling embarrassed about something she has in her life. then i wondered why i was surprised. i totally understood. i had the same thing at times, only different. 🙂 she has a particular gift in her life that i don’t have. and…

what can i say?

i swear i keep telling myself – ‘no more posting mark nepo for at least a week, terri!!’ and then. ohmygosh. the man brings me to my knees yet again. it’s the question he asks here. ohmygosh. if i can just remember this and use this, think of the moments it will open – ‘We…

still figuring it out…

okay, brand new thought, still trying to untangle it. it’s not mine. i read it. who else? mark nepo. and forgive me, mark, i’m still trying to grasp what it means – i believe the idea is to make plans, but let go of the need for specific results. see, i like this cause i’m…

holiday cards, baby!

i got all excited this year. we have lots of holiday card packs to choose from, so i wanted to add a couple of the regular greeting cards that you buy one at a time that were for the holiday season as well. so i went ahead and made two! then, being so excited about…

labels as tools not identities….

i like labels. they help me figure things out. but recently, i have begun to really notice the negative side of them. i’m talking about labels that describe things people have – depression. anxiety. narcissism. adhd. did. ptsd. those kinda labels. if i hear one i don’t know much about, i go and try to…