A poem depicting the absurdity in comparing ourselves with others Journey On… Written by Elizabeth A. Van Cleve Don’t ever say- Because I’m here You shouldn’t be there or Because you’re there I shouldn’t be here It makes no sense Would you ever say- Because I am twenty You shouldn’t be two Because I love […]

Trying to Get it Right

A Poem I wrote today about the struggle in trying to get something right!                   Trying to Get it Right Written by: Elizabeth A. Van Cleve I heard you the first time and tried to get it right But my memory and my will Got into a […]

Who is Responsible for All the Suffering in the World?

My diet today is approximate 90% vegan… I believe this video, along with others I have recently watched will take me to 100%   We have so many choices in our country and so much to sift through and decide. We have access to so many types of foods. Anymore, I can’t even purchase meat […]

Why Are They Rejecting Me?

One of the most painful human experiences is that of rejection. This is because we are all interconnected and love and acceptance is a primal need. Rejection is difficult to deal with for anyone and the difficulty increases when it comes to close friends and family, the ones we feel most connected to. Their are […]

How to say NO nicely

  “NO” tends to have such a negative stigma to it, and yet it is possibly the most powerful word in our vocabulary when we learn to use it regularly in our lives. You see in this world of duality we have both YES and NO-  and together they are called CHOICE! As we move toward wholeness and […]

Hi Vibes for the Wounded Soul; the struggle is real!

As a child, the mental and emotional abuse I endured was almost unbearable. There was some physical abuse as well, in the form of corporal punishment that never matched the “crime.” Most of the time I had no idea what I had done wrong, but my father seemed very adept at pulling heinous crimes out of […]

How Can I Help Those Who Feel Lost?

When grappling with how to reach out and help others that may be struggling through darkness, ask yourself three questions- Who inspired you to believe in yourself, to strive for a better life and/or to have great faith? Why did they inspire you? What did they do or say? Then ask yourself the next three questions: […]

Making Meaningful Connections

All human misery stems from disconnection. Pain is physical, mental or emotional suffering at varying intensities. Pain tells us something is out of balance and even life threatening. Misery is extreme distress, and wretchedness of conditions or circumstances and definitely carries the component of pain. Humans are designed for connection. The only thing that connects […]

Christmas or X-Mas?

Did you know that X-mas and Christmas are really the same thing? X was the Greek word for Chi = Christ! But of course, most people do not realize that and so many are so worried about taking Christ out of Christmas. I am not a historian, but a little google search on the history of […]

The Bedrock of Depression and How to Dissolve It

Depression is a highly misunderstood condition. There is a difference between clinical depression and grief, although grief can onset an episodic occurrence. This video is a heart to heart talk about the bedrock of depression and what you can do to begin to dissolve it. Sometimes the pivotal point in real healing is a good […]