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An emotional hangover

We are in the middle of Mercury in retrograde which can often mean that communications (along with electronics, travel and general change) can go awry. Some shamanic types have given the word “friction” to the energies of this July. Others might argue that friction has, and continues to be, the tenor of the today’s zeitgeist. […]

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An emotional hangover

Ever have one of those weeks when there is palpable, anger-inciting tension between you and a family member? Or you have had a crushing misunderstanding with one of your dearest friends? Or there is an incident at work that has had you mumbling obscenities under your breath and double-checking your pension benefits? As a result […]

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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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The message of resentments

Have you ever felt supreme resentment over another’s action? How dare they do that to you, you of all people! You have always been there for them. You have sacrificed for them. You have rearranged your life for them. They have the unmitigated gall to ignore, hurt or rebuff you. How could they! Sound familiar? […]

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Crash, bang, boom

There is a day when you cross a threshold. You walk into another space of consciousness, a place where you decide you have had enough. No more. You are done. Finished. You cannot carry another burden, manage another effort or create another strategy. You have reached a limit; actually, you have surpassed that limit and […]

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Hello, Balance, my old friend

When our world is out of whack, fragile and upside-down, we desperately go in search of our balance, that je ne sais quoi that helps us refind ourselves and reclaim our respective centers. Balance is a difficult space to inhabit and even more difficult to sustain given our fast-past, Tilt-a-Whirl world and the demands we […]

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Hardwired for connection

We cannot escape relationships. They are everywhere. They are the connective tissue of life. Friend, spouse, child, sibling, coworker, or neighbor, life is filled with relationships of varying dimensions, spheres of influence, and intensity. Each of us is a product of some kind of connection. In fact, we are born into Relationship 101, a.k.a. our […]

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The Enchanted Forest of Puzzlement

Part 1: A Story Once upon a time, a traveler walked down a well-marked path. The more the traveler walked, the more confident she became. She felt more and more empowered with each purposeful stride. On this particular day, the air temperature was just right; the sky was that expansive, everything-is-possible blue, and there were […]

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