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Practices for Recovering Resilience

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Prayer for the New Year

Here’s the annual offering of this wonderful Blessing for the New Year by Kayleen Asbo, as timely and relevant as ever; may it encourage and inspire you and yours: BLESSING FOR THE NEW YEAR As the hours of darkness begin to slowly wane from the winter sky, So too may the fearful places of your […]

When It Rains, It Pours

2020 has been a year of “when it rains, it pours” for most of us. The catastrophe of the global pandemic, with one crisis or difficulty after another piling on top of each other.  Mini-mini example for me: on top of sheltering-in-place for the better part of nine months, not going anywhere, not working with […]

Deeper Wisdom at Christmas

Christmas is a mixed bag for many people. Joyful if there is health and happiness in the home, with resources to nourish generosity and resonant connections to nourish the heart. And if there is illness, or poverty, or loneliness, the contrast of an idealized Christmas with reality can be a reminder of suffering and lack. […]

Turning from the Darkness toward the Light

December 21, Solstice, mark the turning of the earth on its axis, the official beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, the official beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, we celebrate the turning of the dark toward the light as the days get incrementally longer, 2+ minutes per day toward […]

Becoming a Wise Elder

We become elders by accepting life on life’s terms, gradually relinquishing the fight to have it fit our expectations.  Elders have no quarrel with the ways of the world.  Initiated through many years of loss, they have come to know that life is hard, riddled with failures, betrayals and deaths.  They have made peace with […]

Choosing to Choose

Part of my coping with my broken shoulder bone, immobilized in a sling, is discerning what I can no longer do for myself, at least for another month, what I still can do, what I can ask for-allow others to do for me. My daily, mini-excursion into the serenity prayer: God, grant me the serenity […]

Gratitude – In Joy and In Pain

A friend sent me this link on Thanksgiving Day to a joyful, uplifting invocation to gratitude from people from all over the world. I knew I would have to post it as a belated Thanksgiving greeting to readers of this newsletter.  Try it! It’s brief in time but so deep in heartfulness and joy. Then, the morning I was […]

My Brain: From Pixels to Projects

The Monday morning I began my “sabbatical sort of” two weeks ago, I felt like my brain was operating on pixels, a thousand random thoughts flying through mind all at once. I do not have ADHD of any kind, but I might have watched (or taught) too many webinars for too many months in a […]

More uplift

Every morning an image of a cloud such as the image above arrives in my inbox from the Cloud Appreciation Society. And two weeks ago accompanied by this quote:  It is a strange thing how little in general people know about the sky. It is the part of creation in which nature has done more […]

Simple Movements – Profound Insight

In one of my last webinars before I began this “sabbatical sort of”, I was teaching the power pose as I often do, a posture of tall, straight spine, arms raised overhead like the mountain pose in yoga or the Toyata feeling.  And, in fact, as I usually do, teaching it moving from a posture […]

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