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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day… we’ve come a long way, and have a long way to go. I found this a lovely tribute to both facts. On International Women’s Day, we recognize the role of women locally and globally who have fought for gender equity, for protecting the land and water, and for advocating for a life...
Relax! We've Arrived!

Relax! We’ve Arrived!

Relax, we’ve arrived?  The question mark is mine.  Relax, You’ve Arrived, is Rick Hanson’s recent post on Just One Thing  Why the question mark?  Well, it’s because the exhortation goes directly against the way I was brought up, and lived much of my life — that I must keep busy, doing, trying to getting somewhere...
Two Wolves

Two Wolves

Recently I came across the classic Cherokee story of Two Wolves.  An elder is speaking to a grandson — about life, no less.  Two Wolves is particularly poignant for me because I know the experience of an internal push-pull so very well.  The push-pull of conflicting feelings, sometimes even values; wanting to be here but...
Welcome Joy!

Welcome Joy!

Welcome joy!  What a lovely phrase… it makes my heart open and sing. Over the past several years I have been paying attention to my tendency to judge, be judgemental… toward myself, toward others.   I’ve written about this, felt into it…and am beginning to notice, with gratitude, that it seems to be softening, fading…  One of the fruits of this work is...
Send Love Ahead

Send Love Ahead

When I saw a suggestion that we “send love ahead” to our day, it caught my attention.  (It was in Daily Om, a mailing which I really enjoy. Check it out!)  Send love ahead.  What might that mean, I wondered?  Now, I have various rituals I choose among as I drift off to sleep: a metta...