What if we turned it off?

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As a learner by nature, I have always followed the news closely; current events, shifts in industry, leadership theory, new research….  You name it, I’m fascinated by it.  (Except science – my brain turns off right around the 3rd standard deviation reference). Much as who we spend time with shapes our perspective, what we invite […]

WILL IT EVER END? YOU ASK

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I remember when my son was small, and he would take eternal showers.  Not just long but NO HOT WATER LEFT FOR DAYS, FOREVER LONG. I would continuously retrieve him, in his pruned state, and wrap him in a towel; talking about water conservation and time effectiveness.  For a young boy who just loved to […]

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 […]

WILL YOU ACCEPT SAVASANA’S INVITATION?

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Savasana, or corpse pose, is this invitation from our big Self, our Spirit, to our little Self, our humanness, the ego of who we are. To Rest. To turn over, our worries, our attachments, our stories.  To settle into that stillpoint of peace where our gender, our job, and our choices are secondary to our truth.  […]

The Mind-Body-Soul Benefit of Dhyana

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As modern humans, our brain’s pleasure-centers are unavoidably tied to sources of instant gratification and constant distraction, such as text-message pings, YouTube memes, and social media likes. These may be exciting and entertaining at times, but when our relationship to them is left unchecked, our spiritual lives suffer. Why? In Sanskrit, there is a word that can help […]

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 […]

WHAT ARE YOU GROOVING?

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When we think about our life’s purpose, it can feel overwhelming and nebulous. But really, our life path is a compilation of finite moments.  To create an impact, we must bring choice to the moment.  In choice, we are awake to our impact, the request of the moment, the opportunity of this situation.  Who are […]

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 […]