A Toast to Post-It Notes

This week I spent pruning, purging, and packing my office. It wasn’t fun as my reticent, rat-packing tendencies became loudly noticeable in the room that only I tend to use. There were some great discoveries though: I care less about a lot of things that used to matter to me, such as having sharpies in every color including all the […]

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Two Wings of a Dove

It’s official. The training to become a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher has begun. I signed up for the program almost a year ago, and now that it’s started, the seeds of self-doubt are creeping in. The certification process takes two years, and teaching is the core of the second year of the training. Teaching means I need students, which means […]

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Feeling Our Way to Freedom

This week was a challenge. I got 3 hours of sleep 3 nights in a row. As someone who almost never has sleeping concerns, I was barely functional. Naps didn’t take. Medicine didn’t help. I was in a twilight zone of insomnia, and desperate to get out. It was the experience of going on a silent, seven-day meditation retreat that […]

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The Power in the Power of Now

I’m listening and loving Oprah and Eckhart’s (last names are superfluous with these two) podcast on breaking down, chapter by chapter, A New Earth, Eckhart’s revolutionary book (yes it really is life changing). If you need indication of its significance, it was first published in 2005 and is still in discussion today, some 14 years later, because like many Holy Scriptures, […]

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Memory Making Moments

In the throes of packing out our four-story row house, I’ve made a meaningful self-discovery. According to the Chinese Zodiac, I’m a rat. While that explains my penchant for money-pinching, what I’ve come to recently realize is that I’m actually, also, a pack rat. I’m a stasher and a stuffer. If there is a free drawer, cabinet, or corner, you […]

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Angels have Answers if we are Willing to Ask…

Angels are always at our side willing to assist, if only we are willing to ask. I so-so-so-SO know this. I’ve previously written about this very subject, and yet it’s just sad how often I forget. This week though, they sent me a reminder. My 11-year old sweet, loving, thoughtful and considerate daughter is also a bit lazy. If there’s a clean counter, she’ll inevitably […]

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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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