Author Archive | Adele Ryan McDowell

13 Everyday Ways to Help Prevent Suicide

Monday, September 10, 2018 is World Suicide Prevention Day, where we focus our attention and energies on the rampant global epidemic of suicide and consider ways to end this pernicious, deep sorrow. From my research, I would say everyone has been impacted by suicide. Be it their own abstract thoughts, a school rocked with grief […]

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Yes, it does get better

Life is ever-changing, especially in these accelerated and, frequently, turbulent times. Go gently, dear ones. We are all in process, one step at a time. There are a number of nodal points in each of our lives, when the struggle of the chrysalis breaks open to freedom and flight. We soar, we fly, we see […]

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Life lessons from dance class

In the middle of a spate of nor’easters, I began taking beginners ballroom dance lessons at a church hall around the corner from my home. I am no spring chicken and have little dance experience save the exuberant moves I make on the dance floor while gleefully singing along with the music. If you were […]

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Deep peace to you

This traditional Gaelic blessing is both meditation and prayer to me. The cadence and rhythm of the words moves me into a place of stillness and expansiveness. In our topsy-turvy, fast-paced world, may I offer you this bouquet of soulful words. Deep peace, deep peace of the running wave to you; Deep peace of the […]

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Take god care

It started simply enough, a run of the mill typo. Instead of signing off with my usual “Take good care,” I had missed an “o” and written “Take god care.” I noticed right away, but opted not to correct my mistake. This was fun and, besides, I look for messages and meanings in almost everything […]

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