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Posts on Rest

Posts on Rest

Shifting Realities

October 14, 2012

Sedona has always been about shifting reality for me. My husband, Dennis and I started visiting Sedona in 1993 and have traveled there 15 times over the years since. During one such trip I wrote a poem about leaving all my former selves there. With every return to the magical land of red rocks, I […]

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The Journey

August 9, 2012

Eternity is in the understanding that little is more than enough – R. S. Thomas There were times in my life when I felt pushed to my limits, exhausted by the mental demands of working while managing motherhood. On some such occasions, brief wisps of a future life would arrive in my minds eye unbidden […]

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The Sanctuary

June 6, 2012

As you approach Machu Picchu, there is a butterfly sanctuary that sits beside the Urubamba river, just outside the city of Aguas Calientes. The sanctuary flanks the rudimentary road that begins at the base of the ancient city, tucked into the majestic mountains of Peru. Upon entering the habitat, I was surprised by the eclectic […]

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All I want for Christmas is Rest

December 16, 2011

Do you find the holidays often set a frenetic pace? When pondering how to savor the season amidst the acceleration of activity, I came upon the following quote in “A Grateful Heart,” by M.J. Ryan: “Even if heaven and earth turn upside down, it does not mean that they are not at rest, and even […]

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The Tipping Point

October 29, 2011

  My life is looking more like a microcosm of the world at large these days. I have reached a tipping point and my old paradigm is being pulled out from underneath me before the new one has become firmly in place. I have spent the past two years preaching about “resting,” but was recently […]

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Leave Some Space within the Lines of Life

September 21, 2011
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Some call it “being in the zone,” others enter a magical state of mind dubbed “the flow.” My writing mentor, Janet Conner teaches a class called “Plug In” crafting connections between writers and divine inspiration. There is a power and beauty that can only be accessed when ones focus shifts from a place of effort […]

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Energy Is The New Cash

August 4, 2011
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Have you noticed that the world is shifting? The previous paradigm promoted accumulating money, material possessions and building a life from the outside in. We may be in the throes of letting go of these old patterns.

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Living My Message of Rest

July 23, 2011
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It’s my Birthday month, marking the beginning of my 57th year. What better way to celebrate  than to christen my first blog. My challenge these days is to live my message of “permission to rest” – I have written a book by the same title. For this piece of life, I must give up resisting, judging or […]

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Permission to Rest Video

July 22, 2011
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Bike Ride at Sunset

June 30, 2011
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Today I was transported to the ends of the earth and back on the wings of the wind. Riding my leisure bike at sunset, I found myself searching for adjectives to describe the color show peeking through the tree tops. Clouds surrounded with sparkling silver had mystical pinks swirling about their edges. As I glided by, my […]

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