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Reflection Leads to Connection

Reflection Leads to Connection

I remember that most years I have relished Advent.  After all, Adventus, the Latin root our the word, means “coming.”  On reflection, I can feel into the expectant waiting, the pleasures, the promises of the coming weeks.   This year there seems to be so much craziness in the world, the political weirdness added unto the commercial...
Gratitude Is Transformative

Gratitude Is Transformative

Not long ago I was talking with friends about travel in India, how challenging it can be.  I remembered one trip that particularly rattled me.  And also brought home the message: Gratitude is Transformative. After attending a close friend’s wedding, my daughter, her partner, and I were scheduled to take a bus tour to one...
Turning the wheel

Turning the wheel

Turning the wheel of the seasons, we soon come to Hallowe’en, full of tricks and treats for some. This time is also widely honored as Samhain, All Saints Day, and an opportunity to remember the dead, and supposedly a time where the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is thinnest. Acknowledging...
What's Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

What if Einstein was wrong? “The world is made up of stories, not atoms.” Poet Muriel Rukeyser once said just this!   So what’s your story?  Here are a few points to ponder, enjoy, laugh about, share… as we consider stories, their importance, the role they play in our lives — and bring awareness to our personal answer to...
Want Inspiration? Try Clara Schumann!

Want Inspiration? Try Clara Schumann!

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Concert by all Women Composers.   One of the pieces, a piano concerto, was by Clara Wieck Schumann.  Cycling around the next day, with the music still in my head and heart, the title, Want inspiration? Try Clara Schumann, kept popping up!! I had heard about a Clara who...