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Fire by Friction: the Legacy of 2020

Fire by Friction: the Legacy of 2020

[based on my talk from New Year's Eve 2021: A New Beginning] No one needs to be told that 2020 was a difficult year. We all know the reasons why. But we may not realize that there is a gift in all that challenge: fire by friction. Have you ever started a fire?...

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Solstice, Solitude, and the Inner Light

Solstice, Solitude, and the Inner Light

2020 has been quite a year, undoubtedly. While it probably wasn’t your favorite year with fires, floods, financial stress, racial injustice, and COVID-19, it certainly won’t be easily forgotten. And well it shouldn’t; a year this challenging also holds tremendous...

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A Connecting Thanksgiving Practice

A Connecting Thanksgiving Practice

If you're like me, you may be staying home for Thanksgiving - where you are sheltering in place, and not with extended family. You may be totally alone, or just with one or two loved ones. When I was in my 20's and I didn't want to fly "home" for the holiday, I would...

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Awake, Not Perfect

Awake, Not Perfect

At the age of 19, I started on my spiritual path, believing that I’d become perfect. Boy, I was wrong. It took decades before I realized my goal was to be awake, not perfect. Being the Virgo that I am, from an early age my perfectionistic tendenc…
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Make Time for Timelessness

Make Time for Timelessness

Feeling stressed and short on time? The best way to shift out of overwhelm and find fulfillment is to stop completely, unplug outdoors, and open up to timelessness. It was a Thursday morning, and I had just dropped off my daughter at her inter…
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