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.

no easy task.

to put the fear downand really listen – it’s a task i feel that must be done.it means sitting down and hearing ugliness and darkness.and it means staying there trying to hear all the layers mixed in there.trying to search for what matters mixed in with things that normallyscare me away before i can find…

more than enough…

so, okay,i’ve seen all the stuff that says that i am enough.i have written my own stuff about being enough. but how about it all being MORE than enough?! i love that.and read that from mark nepo yesterday.wanted to share this quote for anyone else who alsowants to take it into their weekend – ‘perhaps…

a memory

the quote of the day todaybrought back quite a memory.one of those memories that hitsfull force and you’re back there,right in the moment. it was written way way back in the edge betweenmy old life and my new life. it was written for the counselor who would go frommy marriage counselor to my own individual…

so many reminders…

i really just need to pay attention.ya know?there are reminders everywhere. i went out to pull the recycling bin off the street.back to its resting place.my head was full of politics,people, frustration, bewilderment,and chaos. and then.right there.right above where the recycling bin goes –is this beautiful white flower. i smile. put the bin in place.and…

a big deal for me…

so, okay,the originals that the bone sigh prints came from –those are like my babies, ya know? i don’t know what exactly i thought i’d do with them.it’s not like i can hang them all up in my house!so i figured it was time to offer them up for sale. and that feels like such…

a little perspective.

i don’t want to be a drama queen here.so, honestly, i’m not tryin’ to make thisinto some really big deal.so, seriously, it actually was nothing big. it’s just that it truly shook me,and truly put my focus into perspective.and because of all that, it was somethingbig to me. but physically, i’m fine. so, i fell…

the gold list…

i had an idea yesterday.and i’m thinking i need to remember thisfor whenever i feel like i’m going into achallenging time – i’m gonna put up a list somewhere.quite possibly on the fridge.where i write down the gold nuggets that are foundin the middle of the struggle. i truly believe there’s gold in darkness.you just…

watching…

i have an up close and personalview of a drama being played out.an ugly one. one that’s definitely reminding methat good doesn’t always win. it’s too early to tell.and it could take a lot of twists and turns yet.and i am still so definitely rooting for good. but i think what i gotta do is…

your power

there are a thousand and one bone sighswritten about finding your power,staying in your power,living your power.ya know? all of them have come from an intuitive spot.i am not sure i ever sat back and said ‘okay, terri,what exactly do you mean by the word ‘power’?’ so today i did.exactly that.i sat back and asked…

paying more attention

i live in maryland.our state flower is the black eyed susan.i have never been impressed with this choice. perhaps it’s because they grow all over,they’re drought resistant (mostly),they spread like crazy.they bloom a long time.and when they seem done,just cut them down and they come right back and bloom again. excuse me?isn’t that EXACTLY why…