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The Gift of the Trees

The Gift of the Trees

Trees offer us a beautiful example of selfless giving that we can all endeavor to emulate on the spiritual path. What greater blessing is there at a park or on a hiking trail on a hot summer day than a shady tree?  (well, maybe a cold drink!)  Tre…
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Cultivate Joy

Cultivate Joy

Even when we're struggling or down, joy is possible. We can cultivate it and allow it to carry us, like a gentle breeze into our sails, through the ups and downs of life. Whether you're reading this at an amazing time in your life, or one of strife - whether our outer...

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Be Like Still Water

Be Like Still Water

All of us have a part of ourselves known as the Inner Witness. Developing this neutral aspect of ourselves, that can watch our thoughts, emotions, sensations, and experiences without judging, is essential to releasing stress, finding in…
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Spiritual Health is Mental Health

Spiritual Health is Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness month, and I feel there’s an aspect of our well-being that is often overlooked with the challenges of increased depression, anxiety, and loneliness in our era. And that’s spiritual health. Before you conside…
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Overcoming the Spiritual Grumpies

Overcoming the Spiritual Grumpies

Ever been in a funk on the path of personal and spiritual growth? Those times when you feel discouraged, irritable, or angry, and can’t seem to shift out of it? “I’m not in the mood to be patient,” we might say, “I have to get to my appointment!” W…
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