Happy World Penguin Day!

Penguins are loyal ones and they love, love, love their families and friends. They have clearly grasped the concept that it is all about relationships. We all need connections and relationships — be they family, friends, co-workers, four-leggeds, and the many faces of nature, to name a few.   Relationships of all varieties are key to our happiness […]

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Earth Day

Dear Ones, this  piece was written a number of years ago and since then, there have been so many more devastating global disasters that have wiped out whole islands and radiated thousands of miles. Fracking has become a word of common parlance. There have been monster snows, rains, and mudslides along with devastating droughts, ferocious fires, […]

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Are you Jesus?

Hello, lovies, it is Passover and Easter Week, followed by an astrological Grand Cross. In other words, the energies are percolating. We are going to be called to walk in our integrity, swim the deep waters of reflection and expanded consciousness, and proudly wear our open hearts. Are you ready? I think you have never […]

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Anatomy of betrayal

A face reader once told me that I had kind eyes, a strong jaw, a good forehead, in fact, an excellent forehead, an emotional nose, and, more pointedly, that I absolutely could not handle betrayal. Really, though, who can handle betrayal? Its very name conjures up deep hurt and heartache. Betrayal is the stuff of […]

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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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