Solstice blessings

The winter solstice is a day of culmination; it’s a pinnacle point. It’s the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The solstice has been honored throughout the millennia as a time of alignment of energies and honoring of the light. The light speaks of energetic attunement, focus, refinement, discernment, making choices, setting intentions, course […]

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How are we changed by devastating loss?

It is a tender day here in Connecticut. My eyes well with tears at the memory of the senseless shooting of beautiful, bright-eyed first graders, teachers, and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Loss is never easy. Loss of a child is especially traumatic. Loss of so many children leaves us speechless […]

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The “Holy Yes” and the “Hell No” method

This world of ours is fast-paced and challenging. Time is elusive; personal energies fluctuate, and a healthy sense of self can get battered in the mix. Needless to say, we want to be happy, feel less stressed, have more satisfying relationships, get in better shape, have more adventures, feel better about ourselves, and not be […]

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What I am grateful for this Thanksgiving

Generally speaking, I am grateful type. I say, “Thank you, God” with regular frequency. I acknowledge drivers when they let me merge into traffic from an uphill entry ramp and am appreciative of any and all assistance, information, and service. Unexpected beauty in nature can stop me in my tracks with awe and gratitude. Hopefully, […]

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A day to remember: honoring veterans

An encore piece from 2012: In the small hamlet of Bankfoot, Scotland, it’s a chilly, gray morning. People dressed in their Sunday best walk quickly to the local Cenotaph –what is considered an empty tomb. This one, an obelisk-style monument on top of a hill, is erected in honor of those who have served in […]

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I salute the penguin in all of us!

I salute the part of us that runs to help, the part that runs into the fray and not away from it. I applaud the part of us that feeds the hungry. I honor the part of us that protects our kids and makes sure our children are nourished, nurtured, and guided. I honor the part […]

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