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Sending Prayers Across the Valley and Beyond

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Part of my morning ritual is to sit outside with my tea, and realign and cleanse my energetic self. Once that part is complete, I try to turn my intention to others. These beautiful prayer flags that span our courtyard always remind me of...

Are You Holding Yourself in Contempt for Your Learning Experiences?

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Setting: Courtroom The judge has just asked the witness: “Can you point to the person responsible for the shame, blame, guilt, anger, and frustration you felt?” The woman in the witness box points a finger at the woman at the defendant’s table. “Her! I...

Secrets

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“Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned. ”                      — James Joyce, Ulysses   We all have secrets. Many of them we keep hidden even from ourselves, in the...

Dealing with the Ugliness of Anger.

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“Consider what it would be like to walk through each moment with a divinely imperturbable attitude, whatever happens, knowing that you are resting in the moment, and capable of meeting what is.”                      — Melinda Iverson Inn     “You are never upset for...

Believe in the Magic of You

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“Believe in yourself, your gifts, and your talents, they are meant to be shared.  No amount of letters behind your name will ever make a difference in the gift you have to offer. Your gift is unique and special to you.”       — 11D OS ...

The Convenience of Kindness

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Kindness seems to be a powerful talking point these days.   A lot of this is due to media/Internet accounts of how we treat other humans, as well as how we relate to animals (the story of Cecil the Lion, for example, who not...

Keeping Emotionally Balanced During Physically Challenging Times: Part 6/7 and 7/7

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Part 6: Take That Step Forward: Bon Courage!   “You do not have to dispel the darkness in the world, just light your little candle and step forward.” – Amma   more… All you have to do is show up. If you show up, fully...

Keeping Emotionally Balanced During Physically Challenging Times: Part 5/7

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Part 5: Taking Care of Ones Self Self–soothing is an ancient and ingrained strategy for living. Babies do it all the time, through thumb-sucking, also, known to be a growth stimulant, or snuggling with favorite stuffed animals. Cats groom themselves. Dogs curl up with...

Keeping Emotionally Balanced During Physically Challenging Times – Part 4/7

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Part 4:  What Makes Your Heart Sing? What puts a smile on your face? What makes you want to move, dance and sing? As adults, happiness, and the things that make us happy, are not always a top priority, though they should be. I...

Keeping Emotionally Balanced During Physically Challenging Times – Part 3/7

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Part 3:  Back to Nature (Live More)  What many people think of when we say “back to nature” is a walk in the woods or running around in the buff. But what I mean by it is getting back to our true nature. But...

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