MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

When it Rains it Pours – Personal and Spiritual Practice in the Face of Adversity

Posted on July, 6th 2013 by Marie

    This is my second attempt at writing this post… the first one was eaten up by the software-updating gods at wordpress.org. It happened after I had spent hours on refining it and getting it just right…. From now on I am writing in Microsoft word and cutting and pasting into my blog…. Lesson ...

“Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone…. That Is Where The Magic Happens!”

Posted on January, 25th 2013 by Marie

Here is my morning reality: It is 6 AM, I am fifty years old I bend my body in all sorts of very unnatural positions while listening to a militant voice that insists that I need to "breathe normally", while the sweat drips into my eyes, my knees shake and the supposed "firm grip" I am attempting slips miserably. ...

It’s Only Old Rockers And I Like Them!

Posted on December, 13th 2012 by Marie

Watching the 12-12-12 show last night, the term "70's rock" received a whole new meaning, as several of the most impressive performers were in, or close to, their seventies! And what a great show! Mick Jagger was running around like he always has, and if it were not for the close-ups, you would never have thought he was anything but ...

How I Make My Life Really Difficult

Posted on November, 30th 2012 by Marie

Here is just one example: I am hurrying to send an e-mail to an important person in my life (it can be business related or personal) and I read it through thinking it is ready. I push "send". As soon as the e-mail leaves my outbox, I realize that the wrong person was CC'ed, or a ...

How Is Your Election “Hangover”?

Posted on November, 7th 2012 by Marie

Looking at the numbers from last night's election it would be easy to state that about half our country is jubilant today and the other half feels despondent. . Yet, looking at the exit poll numbers, it looks as if there is a third group that is equally large. People in this group might feel a kind ...

Can We Be The Change We Wish To See?

Posted on October, 8th 2012 by Marie

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="431"] The Scream. By Edvard Munch[/caption] - What do you see when you look at that person from the "other" political party speaking their "truth" at you like you don't have a single functioning brain cell? - What do you see when you look at the people from another religion who dress ...

Glass “Half-Empty” Blues

Posted on August, 16th 2012 by Marie

“I am just sick of negative people!” I overheard a person the other day that was complaining along those lines. And the more she complained the more the other person looked ready to run away. And many times we do this: we are not aware that we are sending into the world the exact thing ...

Decision Time

Posted on August, 4th 2012 by Marie

"If it ain't broke, why fix it?" "Better safe than sorry!" "The higher you fly the harder you fall." "Bloom where you are planted." "Better play it safe!" These are all quotes from our upbringing and beyond. Well-meaning parents, teachers, friends, partners have at times tried to protect us by helping us take the safe ...

Why Death Doesn’t Scare Me… (It might not be what you think!)

Posted on April, 15th 2012 by Marie

[caption id="attachment_87" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Photo by: Jonathan Trout"][/caption] I almost died when I was eight years old. The experience was one of resignation. I had gotten really sick. Nobody, in the whole country of Denmark, could figure out what was wrong with me. Nothing showed up on tests. And as they kept testing, I just ...

Shift Happens!

Posted on October, 20th 2011 by Marie

     Sometimes it happens! We are all set to embrace a certain direction in our life and then it happens: BLAM!!! A door shuts right in our face as we were ready to walk through it!  .... Shift happens!     So what to do? We can cry and wail. We can stare ourselves blind on the door that closed. We ...

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