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Some days are dark and depressing. The news is difficult to digest. Like many of my friends, I’ve been struggling with it all. Then, one day I happened upon a marvelous quote.   Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a…

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Continuing Education in the School of Life

For many years, one of my greatest joys and deepest held beliefs has been the practice of getting to know the Place where I live in a deep and intimate way. I believe that if everyone in the world passionately cared about her or his own backyard or neighborhood, then every place in the world would…

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You are the center from which your life flows

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle   Take a moment to breathe deeply.   Focus on being fully present.   Now.   It’s gone.   Deep breath.   Another.…

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A short story told in rose petals

  Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again ~Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel   I could tell you a long story about the threads of shame in my life.  It’s not what’s important, though.  Suffice it to say that recently I made a stupid mistake that triggered deep feelings…

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I have the answer to ALL your problems!

Hello to my New BEST Friends! Are you looking to make THIRTEEN FIGURES this year???  How much IS that?  1,000,000,000,000!!!!!!!!!! BUY NOW! You can earn it working part-time while you lounge by the pool and drink Margaritas!!  With your new and expanded income, you can build your own pool, hire the staff to clean it…

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Golden Wings

  Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul. ~Rumi   I worry.  I research.  I write like a grad…

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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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