Lessons From Beyond…

It’s Friday and what a week it’s been. I didn’t think I had anything to share, but the truth of the matter is that I wasn’t sure I was willing to share. I lost someone this week. I didn’t know her well. In fact, in total we only spent a cumulative 45 minutes together, but learning of her untimely, unfair […]

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The Wonder of Wandering

Happy New Year one and all! I always find the beginning of a New Year exciting as we start with fresh slates. clean plates, and new hopes and goals for the future. Like with the dawn of each morning, after we sleep, we have the ability to reset and recalibrate with new intentions, devotions, and commitments. With the beginning of […]

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Too Crazy to Question…

Since I recently wrote about dreams, I thought I’d share a recent experience. It involves a dream, and a whole lot more.  Last Tuesday we had a welcomed late-night visitor, our friendly freezer repairman. We had waited for his much heralded appearance for over four months (I’ll save you the long boring story about my being fiercely, sometimes irrationally, loyal).  […]

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Pausing in Place Creates Space

I love this season because it gives me the reason and the opportunity to connect with people I care about, but don’t often see. Of course that involves family, but it also includes dear friends like the one I had lunch with last week.  When I choose to be in the company of an individual, which I admit to being […]

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I Should’ve Known Better

Each year around this time, I speak with Maggie Garbarini, the world-renowned psychic I met at Miraval five years ago. And for the last five years, she’s told me the same three things: There will be a move of home. It’s “good for us.” We’re taking the kids on a “trip across water” probably to Paris. In prior readings, it […]

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Practice Thanksgiving in the Everyday

Giving thanks – the theme of the week. Thanksgiving is the American holiday that credits the benevolence of the Natives (who taught the Pilgrims how to harvest), a population of people who go on to be mercilessly slaughtered as “savages.” We needed them to learn to live off the land, yet we killed them because we wanted the land. Why […]

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What Does it Mean to Serve?

I’ve been asking the same question now for months. And it’s such a simple question. Potentially it has a huge and heavy burden, but that’s entirely acceptable because hopefully the response has a broad and benevolent result. The question is “How may I serve?” Like many, I want to do my part in lifting up the lives of others. I […]

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Why and How to Prepare for November 11, 2018

It’s been a busy few weeks full of fun family visits proceeded by a painful push to pack boxes. We are in the midst of a move of homes, maybe cities, and perhaps even countries. Change is coming. Despite not knowing what it entails, I’ve decided to like it anyhow. I’m embracing what’s coming without knowing what it is. And […]

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The Shift that Comes from Sitting Still

It’s been a week since I returned from the 7-day silent meditation retreat.  Aside from feeling more normal as I settle back into my former routine, I’ve noticed a new-found appreciation for sweeping the stoop, folding the laundry, and even emptying the dreaded dishwasher (my most abhorred chore). Curiously, I have a greater appreciation for the simple and mindless. These […]

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