A little pause for kindness

The Dalai Lama has said, “Kindness is my only religion.” This is my kind of church. The word religion comes from the Latin religio, which means “to bind.” This suggests that if our religion is, indeed, kindness, then we are bound and connected to one another through loving, caring hearts. How wonderfully high-vibratory is this? […]

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Got prayer?

There is no right or wrong way to pray. Prayer is unique and idiosyncratic because prayer is predicated on our very human, one-to-one relationship with the divine. And, as we all well know, relationships may have similar patterns but they are forever individual. Prayer is certainly a common phenomenon. From the beginning of time, humankind […]

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Happy Year of the Horse

Happy Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Horse. I expect we  all will be galloping forward in 2014. We, also, have a powerful new moon, which offers cosmic support and good juju for creating anew. If you are someone who is into  intentions or, in my language, crystallizing your thoughts into how and where you […]

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You were made for this

This fabulous essay is by Jungian analyst, writer, curandera (healer), cantadora (story teller),Clarissa Pinkola Estes, who reaffirms and reminds us of our best selves. She speaks of our soul work that is so greatly needed in these tricky times. Dr. Estes is well-known for her run-away bestseller, Women who Run with the Wolves. You Were Made For This By Clarissa Pinkola Estes My friends, do […]

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Overwhelmed? Nine tips for the frenzy

Are you too tired… too stressed …too everything? Are you filipendulous (hanging by a thread)? Do you frequently want to curl into a fetal position from overwhelm? Welcome to 2014, where the pace will be quicker. Y-e-s, quicker, so, hold on, lovies. Here are a few tips to help you through the quickening: 1.  Be […]

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Have I lost my edge?

I have been called nice – a lot – frequently. I know people mean well, but nice can be…er, well…nice. It is so fluffy, so sweet, so damning with faint praise.  There is no bite in nice – and that is precisely the point. Nice is toothless and gummy. It leaves no marks. Nice lacks […]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Lovies! I love you all! May the coming year bless you in many unexpectedly wonderful ways. Each and every one of you is such a gift. Here is a little blessing from me to you for a New Year: A Little Blessing for a New Year May light find its way into […]

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Merry merry

May this season of light fill you with hope. May this season of love fill you with warmth. May this season of joy fill you with possibilities. All good things to you and yours.   Adele with a full heart  

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