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Finding Joy in the Ordinary is Magical

Finding Joy in the Ordinary is Magical

“Finding joy in the ordinary is magical” is actually an understatement. I am an Enneagram Type 7 and a curse of this Type is to always be looking for something better, something higher, something bigger… something new, greener, or more exciting…. This drivenness, leading to lots of future focus and endless planning, comes from the old belief...
How Do We Create Balance in Our Lives?

How Do We Create Balance in Our Lives?

Balance has been very much on my mind these days.  How DO we/I create balance in our lives? At times it feels like a juggling act: balancing family, care of close ones, ones in needs, one’s body, service — locally and further afield, attention to what’s needed at home and in the wide world.  ...
Acceptance and Surrender Do Not Mean Giving Up

Acceptance and Surrender Do Not Mean Giving Up

Acceptance and surrender do not mean giving up…Or? This is a big one, and tricky… at least for me.  A bit of background to start.  Acceptance has featured really large for me on my journey, for most of my life.  Or I should actually say that lack of acceptance:  resistance, wanting things to be different (my...
What's the Hurry? Slow Down!

What’s the Hurry? Slow Down!

What’s the hurry?  Slow down!  Yes, yes, I know.  I’ve been hearing it’s good to slow down for years. The topic of hurry and rush is actually somewhat painful to me.  Recently, both my partner and a dear friend reported that very often when they are interacting with me, there’s a sense that I am...
Unexpected Gifts from Unsolicited Events

Unexpected Gifts from Unsolicited Events

Unexpected gifts can come from unsolicited events. Roller blading recently, I suddenly found myself laid out flat on the Sea Wall.  Unsolicited event.  I was enjoying my second trip this year, and everything was going really well.  The weather was beautiful, the path was smooth and clear, no rough spots or obstacles in sight, so I...