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Life Flows On in a Quantum State of Mind

  When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find Peace of mind is waiting there And the time will come When you see We’re all one and Life flows on within you and without you ~George Harrison   Since writing my post last week on the portals of aging, I’ve been in a quantum…

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The Portals of Aging

  Recently I was asked to write both about my experience of being in my fifties and my menopausal experiences.  It’s difficult for me to write in my authentic voice about this.  My first reaction is to start doing research and then educate you, my dear reader.  If I approach the question academically, then it…

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Why I call myself the Queen of Wanderlust

Age 3, Colosseum, Rome   In 1956, my parents traveled with 13 pieces of luggage, me and my little sister through Europe.  We were on our way to Karachi, Pakistan where my dad was stationed in the Air Force.   Even though I don’t remember this trip, I was instilled with a sense of adventure…

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Secrets of the Morning Breeze

  I’m fortunate and grateful to live in spacious country with lots of sky. This morning I took a walk with my dogs and my camera. I listened to the breeze and heard the whisper of a secret yearning.   Some new ideas are emerging from my heart and soul.  I have a vision of community. …

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Come into your Power

  Monday morning was magical.  The newly waning Harvest moon was setting just as the sun was rising on the first day of October.  To be able to live in a place where I can witness the Wheel of Heaven turn is truly a gift.   In the Witching Hour you come to your power…

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Impermanence

  This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.  ~ Buddha   I went to New…

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Becoming Lighter

  Stay with Your Broken Heart “To stay with that shakiness–to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge–that is the path of true awakening.  Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic–this is…

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A Revelation about a Revolution

The slogan Flower Power was coined by Allen Ginsberg in 1965.  This iconic image of Jan Rose Kasmir, seen clutching a daisy in front of soldiers in 1967, was seen world-wide.  The picture was taken not too far from where I was attending high school at the time.   I’ve lived through a lot.  I…

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