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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Nothing But a Thing Called Life…and Death

This week was far more interesting than I was anticipating. While I knew I would be readying the family and myself for the 7-day silent, no-communication-of-any-sort, mindful meditation retreat which starts today (Friday the 5th), I didn’t expect I would be doing so in between numerous doctor’s appointments. Jumping ahead to the story ending, I’m good. But Monday was a […]

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