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Some thoughts on courage

Years ago, I read an article by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. in Psychology Today in which she talked about the universally-admired character trait of courage. Dr. Greenberg defined courage by the following well-discerned six attributes. Feeling Fear Yet Choosing to Act Following Your Heart Persevering in the Face of Adversity Standing Up For What Is Right Expanding […]

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The flow of focus

It’s sometimes so hard to maintain our focus. The world is full of so many delicious distractions. It almost seems easier to be preoccupied. Focus requires commitment and dedication. Focus demands our complete, unadulterated attention. Sustained focus is an act of will that delivers us into a channel of flow. Focus moves us from the […]

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Katrina Series: Part 7, the finale

Home Again, Home Again I return home in a trance state, which lasts for a good six weeks according to my clients and six months according to my sister. I am irrevocably altered and changed. My internal settings have been stretched. I understand even more deeply the great web of connection. I see the fine […]

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Katrina Series: Part 6

The Land The closer you are to the coast line, the closer you are to areas where the air smells of death. It is the unforgettable stench of decomposing bodies. The scent stays with you, haunts you into remembering what has transpired on the land. The land holds memories, energies, and unfinished business. There are […]

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Katrina Series: Part 5

Altered States The high heat, little sleep, constant awareness, the commingled energies of 600+ disaster workers in a tight space, and the complete unusualness of this experience shifts my perceptual reality. The hours melt and the days merge. I am in a prolonged trance state. Every day in many ways, I act from my shamanic […]

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