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Noticing and Nourishing the Inner You

April 7, 2016

“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” – Henry David Thoreau A favorite fantasy of mine during times of duress was to escape in my mind to a life of obscurity. Whenever my plate got too full with commitments that overwhelmed my capabilities, a part of me would make […]

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When We Are Called Within

March 27, 2016

“There are so few sanctuaries in the day or in the week that most women can enter alone and set our souls down into the deep” – Kathleen Hirsch When I was a child and Easter approached, my mother would make us sit still and contemplate what Jesus did for us on the cross. In […]

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Enlarging Your Understanding of the Ultimate

March 11, 2016

“This yearning to know our true nature is universal” – Jean Houston On our first day back in Sedona last September, a monsoon swept through Boyton Canyon. We started our dinner outside on the patio overlooking the dramatic drop of the red rocks and moved inside at sunset when dollops of rain began falling in […]

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Breath of Heart

February 26, 2016

“To many mystics, the world begins and ends with breath. Inside that single action starts life and the known universe.” Matthew Edlund, M.D Life as we know it contains order and randomness, chaos and contentment. What is real and never changes exists between those temporal conditions, in the space where true rest resides. The mind […]

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A Sparrow Tale

February 19, 2016

“Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart – W. B. Yeats We all have known times of giving too much, whether to work, family or charity. One fine spring when I was working way too hard, I spied a young sparrow that had strayed from the watchful eye of its mother. […]

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The Red Monkey

February 12, 2016

“A flower is a stream of change, and a person is also a stream of change. At every instant there is input and output.” –Thich Nhat Hanh This month marks the Chinese New Year and as many know, 2016 is the year of the red monkey. In astrology talk that means “monkey business.” If we […]

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Tune In

February 3, 2016

Hello out there to my friends and family. As most of you know, “Permission to Rest” has been in print for over a year and a traditional publisher has shown interest in partnering with me to bring my message of rest to a wider audience. In order to build a foundation for speaking and sharing […]

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Remember Paris

October 24, 2013

We threw open the French doors to the balcony of our hotel room and took in the view – Paris poised at the pinnacle between summer and autumn. 25 years had passed since we came this way as honeymooners smitten with each other. Our choice to return was one born of the desire to tie […]

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Reinventing The Soul

April 22, 2012

 What unspeakable wonders must await with the commencement of unfolding Of the infinite number of petals That are the Soul -The Root in each Act and Creature, Hafiz as translated by Daniel Ladinsky The breeze whispers sweet nothings to me as I wander among the fragrant springtime blossoms of jasmine, gardenia and beloved roses behind my […]

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Higher Love

February 26, 2012

I’ve heard it told that fate is what befalls you and destiny is what you make of it.  When a friend of mine was abducted at knifepoint, her first reaction was to scream in terror. It was only when she thought of love for her daughter that the calm took over her heart. Her assailant […]

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