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Today, I choose puppies

We have choice — always. It’s one of our greatest powers. What we choose defines our lives. We have choice in how we respond, in how we react, in how we approach what’s before us, in how we focus our attention, in how we honor ourselves and how we expend energies in this heart-pumping, neuron-firing, […]

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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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Do you have 30 days to change the world?

Have you ever read something that resonates with you so deeply that you want to share it with everyone? So, it is with this suggested benediction by Sister Joan Chittister, from her book, A Monastery Almanac. It’s a blessing in the form of a challenge to co-create change. Simple. Profound. Doable. Potentially powerful. Thank you, Sister Joan. I […]

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I’m right … and you’re not

That’s right: There is no discussion; there is no equivocation. The door is closed; the conversation is over. I have holstered my pointing finger that wagged so definitively in your direction. I have recovered from my case of eye-rolling; there is no more exasperated and exaggerated sighing. I have stormed off in a fit of […]

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The Dalai Lama’s ski trip

Lovies, I read this years ago and carefuly tucked it away to share with Penguin readers. Douglas Preston wrote this piece about his experiences with the Dalai Lama on the slopes. I recently rediscovered this piece and given all of our snow and ice here on the East Coast, this seemed like the perfect post […]

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