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Debra Mae White — Permission To Rest — Page 2

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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Liquid Power

July 18, 2013

Emerald was the color of the waters cascading across the falls, pure liquid power pouring from mother earth. We spoke of the majesty of the thunderous blows that fell from above to christen the river running below. Yet I found myself searching to connect with a far more elusive force that seemed to slip my […]

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June 1, 2013

Cherry blossoms and lilacs were in bloom as we arrived in southwestern Colorado. We came in search of the Ancient Pueblo people who inhabited the land for centuries before the modern day dwellers. Our guides estimated over 30,000 Native Americans once lived in the area that surrounds the excavated ruins we saw. Current residents total […]

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