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News Headlines Give Me a Headache!

News Headlines Give Me a Headache!

I’m doing pretty well in my personal life —  generally a reasonably healthy and rich balance, joy, connections, commitment.  Many inner and outer resources are available to deal with challenges.  But oh my goodness, news headlines give me a headache… and a heartache…and a bellyache!  I hardly even read the news these days, but enough...
Pick a Mantra

Pick a Mantra

Instead of making New Year’s resolutions and then not keeping them, what if we decided to pick a mantra? The current issue of Future Crunch, my favorite good news publication, and source of much valuable and encouraging information, suggests just that: Pick a Mantra.  They suggest choosing one word that resonates for you, and making it your focus...
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...