Author Archive | Adele Ryan McDowell

The Case for Sparkle

Oh my God, are you exhausted? I am psychically numb, worn out and, equally, outraged, infuriated and heartbroken with the tone and tenor of our country. History tells us that there have been dark times like this before. The earth continued on its axis and, as a result, we evolved in consciousness and compassion. That […]

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Dr. Peebles: change vs. love

  Don’t resolve to change yourself, resolve to love yourself more deeply. Dr. Peebles     Dr. Peebles’ words sound simple, but they are exceedingly profound. If we treat ourselves with love and compassion, we will automatically do right by ourselves – across the board. It’s not easy, but endeavor to love, cherish, nourish and […]

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The power of choice

When you have a choice, consider if you are making your choice out of fear or out of faith? And by faith, I mean faith in yourself, your abilities, resourcefulness, creativity, skills, tenacity as well as faith in whatever you call the sacred and numinous. If you are a student of life, you have undoubtedly […]

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Welcome, Class, to Advanced Uncertainty

Is your world more down than up? Has sideways become your new vertical? Have your health, sanity, relationships, future plans, money, housing and/or employment concerns been in bucking-bronco states of flux? Have global warming, political warring, economic forecasting, ecological nightmares and cresting costs-of-living upped your blood pressure, lowered your sleep quotient and played havoc with […]

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In honor of world peace

September 21, 2019, is World Peace Day. Now more than ever, we need peace. We live in a world of strife, conflict and cruelty. We see dueling ideologies play out on the world stage. Today, let us focus our attention on peace with one another and with ourselves. Peace brings with it a quiet, comforting […]

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13 Everyday Ways to Help Prevent Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Month or, conversely, pending where in the world you are, Suicide Awareness Month. This is the month where we focus our attention and energies on the rampant global epidemic of suicide and consider ways to end this pernicious, deep sorrow. To that end, over the coming days on The Penguin, I […]

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