Ready to stop inhaling brain candy?

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When we think about distractions, most of us immediately picture thumb scrolling through social media or apple news, binge watching netflix, and other non-impactful, brain candy kinds of endeavors. Just the word distraction messages that there is something we would rather be doing.  Distracted from what?  For most of us, this is a mirky question […]

Intentional Brushstrokes

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2019 is off and running; with or without us.  I know…  we can’t literally be left behind,  but we can miss opportunities to improve our life, well-being, and relationships because we missed the moment.  A moment is an increment of time; one beginning as one ends.  It is the compilation of moments that make up […]

A LESSON IN CIVILITY FROM THE ANIMALS

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It is no wonder that in the flock of geese who have lived together for generations, migrating from here to there, that there is never a mass murderer. It is no wonder that even the finicky, energetic donkey lives in peace with her family. It is no wonder that the birds fly and sing in […]

What is the purpose of it all?

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“The very purpose of our life is for happiness.”  – His Holiness the Dalai Lama What is your definition of happiness?  This isn’t a conceptual question but one that I hope you will give your attention.  I hope that you will write it down, look at it, wordsmith your creation, breathe it in, make your final […]

Welcome To The Rerun of The Family Sh*tshow

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On Thanksgiving, one of the most optimistic, passionate lovers of life said to me: “Now begins the Annual Sh*tshow Season.  Between now and December 31st, everyone will meet their match.” I suspect this generated nodding heads from all of us on some level as we’ll find ourselves at dinner tables with family members who are […]

Enjoyment as Path to JOY

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There is a rigor to mundaneness of life… the doing of the dishes, folding that ridiculous fitted sheet, and telling your child for the 4th time to pick up their shoes. Today as I am teaching Maya the life art of getting a project from start to finish without distraction as she is splayed over […]

What is your authentic voice?

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I have a dear friend who was born to be on a grand stage. Her ideas are powerful, her voice mesmerizing, and her intention pure. I have an equally soul & heart wide open friend who has no desire to speak to masses and thrives in intimate connection; one-on-one, eye-to-eye, breath-to-breath. However you perceive your […]

Battle Cry Or Wake Up Call?

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Between the 24-7 news circuit and a tantrum-prone President who verbally drills 100 1-foot wells daily, it’s never been more important to distill to fact.  It’s entertaining to dialog about the partisan political climate that has rendered Washington ineffective on its best day, cringe about the latest lashing tweet from the most powerful leader in […]

It’s Hard To Hate Up Close

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This week, my mom commented that people need to stop claiming ignorance as their reason for inaction when in fact it is stupidity or worse yet, not caring at the root. This was part of a Sunday conversation about the health of our beautiful Mother Earth. Our choices about our behavior are stoked by what […]