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Month: January 2016

Season for Non-Violence Day 2: Smiling

Season for Non-Violence Day 2: Smiling

Smiling? Non-violence? Really? Yes. Have you taken a look around? There are a LOT of frowny faces looking back at you or more likely, not looking at you at all! Are people really that unhappy? Angry? Deep in thought? Smile at them. Um, why? They might punch me. Unlikely, but they just might smile back at a friendly face. You rarely know what’s going on with someone else when they’ve got that frown going on. Do we assume they are…

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Season for Non-Violence Day 1: Courage

Season for Non-Violence Day 1: Courage

Your life. Is it bold? Is it daring? Is it brave? Courage. Its root word is cor which means ‘heart’ as in from the heart. That takes the edge off the bold and daring part but brave, maybe we can keep. Ah, but courage. BWA-HA-HA I am a scaredy cat. And that has taken a toll on me. As I grow older and see missed opportunities, I am saddened. That scared business has kept me from speaking out, from standing up, from doing work I…

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Here Now or There Then

Here Now or There Then

Where are you?  I am not talking about physical location. Check in. Where is your head? Your mind? Your thoughts? Your heart? I love my morning meditation practice. Today was no exception. I love the richness of the silence, the depth of the stillness that surrounds me as I sit, breathing in and out. Intentional. On purpose. I would love to tell you that in meditation my mind is laser focused on that breath — in and out — and…

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Don’t Do It!

Don’t Do It!

The end of the year is a great time to to take a look at where you are in life — to pay attention to what asks to stay and what begs to go. The beginning of the year is also a great time to do this. And so is today. We don’t need a special occasion or holiday to look at where we are in life and decide if it’s where we want to be. Today is as good a…

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Want Change? Do Sh*t Differently

Want Change? Do Sh*t Differently

I don’t like living this way! OMG, how many times did I say that to myself the last couple of months of 2015? Hell, I even wrote it on my whiteboard. Must have been some serious sh*t happening there. And what was it all about? Things that the year before I said I was going to do differently. And here I was doing the same damn thing … again. I made a Facebook video recently in which I ventured, “if you…

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