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What are we living: fear or hope?

What are we living: fear or hope?

It’s coming or already here: Advent, the holidays, the COP 24 meetings, Solstice, Hanukkah…   Life goes on, and our lives are unfolding, but how?  Put it this way: What are we living: fear or hope? Hope gets bad press in some spiritual circles — there are teachers who say hope flies in the face...
Try Forest Bathing!

Try Forest Bathing!

  A dear friend suggested recently that I try Forest Bathing.  (Thanks, Lora!)  At that point I hadn’t heard anything about it, but loving trees and forests, and recognizing that I don’t actually take the time I’d like to be in the incredible forests that are a stone’s throw from where I live, her suggestion...
Today is it! What does this mean for us?

Today is it! What does this mean for us?

Some years ago I wrote Dance! There’s No Tomorrow!  I like the post – it’s all about Dance.  Dancing brightens our lives, and I’m pleased to report that I’ve begun taking a few dance classes recently, such a blessing for body, mind and spirit.  I wrote the post in the spring.  We are coming up to...
Midnight Mind - Monkey Mind

Midnight Mind – Monkey Mind

Midnight mind, monkey mind, is what I’m calling the tendency, often obsessive, to ruminate, to work it, turn it, trouble it, to try to untangle and only make the tangle worse.  And by “it”, I mean some perceived (or real) threat, danger, situation over which we have little or no control, and where there are...
Sometimes You Can't Hardly Tell...

Sometimes You Can’t Hardly Tell…

Sometimes You Can’t Hardly Tell What to Least Expect the Most! I learned this phrase from my husband’s youngest brother.  It’s a gem,eh?  I love the grammar, but mostly the find the sentiment really evocative — the not knowing, giving up being in charge, just being open to what arises… lots of good stuff 🙂...