Five Practices to Ease Anxiety

Five Practices to Ease Anxiety

As I was giving some thought to our theme of Coming of Age, I realized most cultures and religions have specific events, ceremonies, or celebrations associated with maturity milestones. Then, I started thinking about the period of time just prior to a major...
Today Has Possibilities

Today Has Possibilities

The Word “Possibilities” Feels Liberating to Me. It conjures up a sort of spaciousness in my mind… and I like that. There’s an obvious paradox going on right now… although we are physically being confined to a limited amount of external outings and...
3 Tips to Ignite Creativity

3 Tips to Ignite Creativity

 “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”  — Mary Lou Cook To be perfectly honest, I never considered the meaning of the word “creativity” as taking risks or...
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

I have been part of and enjoyed many traditions throughout my life, and they have all served me well… creating a sense of connectedness and comfort via familiarity and consistency. Traditions can be small, like sending out a few yearly cards, or grand, like annual...
Getting Through Changes

Getting Through Changes

…What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Be assured that change is inevitable. Life is constantly evolving...
Letting Go…

Letting Go…

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi Alex and I had a home on Lake Nacimiento in Central California for close to 20 years. This was our little “get away,” where we were nurtured by Mother Nature herself… no internet,...
Peace Within

Peace Within

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dali Lama The Dali Lama is really onto something here…the...
True Freedom

True Freedom

“We seek retreats for ourselves, houses in the country, seashores, mountains.  But … we have in our power to retire into ourselves.  For there is no retreat that is quieter and freer from trouble than our soul … perfect tranquility, the right ordering of mind.”...
The Power of the “Feminine”

The Power of the “Feminine”

A respectable quote – “To be soft is to be powerful.” ~ Rupi Kaur This is the month of Mother’s Day and spring renewal so thoughts come up about “The Feminine”. The “Feminine” way of being is indeed powerful, for it is always life affirming and...

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