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Keeping An Open Heart

Keeping An Open Heart

Keeping An Open Heart — What could be a more appropriate message for Valentine’s Day than Keeping An Open Heart?  But how do we keep an open heart?  What does it even mean?  I know for sure that it’s a biggie for me.   Backing up a little: you probably already know from previous blogs,...
Our Words, Our Thoughts, Are Energy

Our Words, Our Thoughts, Are Energy

Among philosophers and physicists is a theory that the fundamental nature of reality is energy. On a more day-to-day level, this would mean that our words, yes, even our thoughts are energy too. When I first read this on the Daily Om, by Madison Taylor, it startled me.  Our words, our thoughts, are energy?  Even if it’s...
Reading Aloud Together

Reading Aloud Together

Some time ago Mike and I started reading aloud together.  Our lives and interests, as we’ve aged, had changed significantly and sufficiently that it seemed wise to see what new ways we could find to connect, to share time and space.  Reading aloud together has become one of the new activities we share, and it...
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...