Archive | March, 2014

You wrote this book about me

Recently, I had the undeniable pleasure of having dinner with a rock star. No acoustic guitar or thumping drums here, this star is Julia Cook, a former teacher and school guidance counselor, who now rocks kids’ worlds. More specifically, she is an award-winning children’s book author, parenting expert, and favored inspirational keynote speaker. Julia takes […]

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Spring energies

Most of us are more than ready for this winter to be o-v-e-r. It has been a weight of ice and snow and bitter cold. We are ready for the forsythia to waves its yellow wands and the crocus to show their purple heads and happily announce, “It’s spring!” And we love spring. It’s palpable; […]

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Deep peace to you

Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the infinite peace to you. – Adapted from ancient Gaelic runes Isn’t that a lovely blessing? There is a long form, with more […]

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Mother Teresa’s doctor

This talk is approximately 15 minutes of wonderfulness from Dr. George Lombardi, an infectious disease specialist who came to treat Mother Teresa. This was part of  2012 The Moth and World Science Festival. The theme was Stories of Flashpoints. In a very funny, real, and heartfelt way, Dr. Lombardi tells us how he was approached and came to help […]

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