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Walking Each Other Home

We need each other. Time alone certainly gives us insights into knowing who we are, but there are some things about ourselves that can only be learned through interaction with others. It is being with other people, and experiencing life … Continue reading

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Horses and Healing

A couple of years ago I received a picture of a handsome horse leaning out of a barn door. Around the picture were these words, “There is something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of … Continue reading

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Becoming Self-Aware

Recently I took time away from family and responsibilities to cultivate deeper self-awareness in the face of unexpected events. I needed this space to consider the upcoming changes and to understand what I would need in the process. The author … Continue reading

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Sacred Idleness

The skies were grey, the wind steady, and the rain constant throughout the day. Project plans were set aside and my husband and I decided to nourish ourselves with a day of sacred idleness. That meant sharing thoughts uninterrupted, spending … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Every January brings the gift of a new year, every sunrise brings the gift of a new day, every breath brings the gift of the present moment. And with each new beginning, we open ourselves up to new delights and … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Feelings

As human beings we experience an array of feelings ranging from simple to complex. Feelings are not valid or invalid; good or bad; they simply are part of life. When we are brave enough to slow down and mindfully listen, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Blessing

A few years ago I wrote this Christmas blessing, and we now read it every December. John O’Donohue defines a blessing as, “A circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen them.” And so this year … Continue reading

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Changing the Present — Giving Differently

Slowing down and savoring the present moment is a challenge in December. In recent years my family collectively decided to change the way we conduct our holiday gift-giving to one another: from a practice that usually involved extensive shopping to … Continue reading

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No Matter What

Hello holidays! Thanksgiving and Christmas are almost here. When you think about the holidays do you feel tension and stress, or excitement and joyful anticipation? For many of us the holidays are a combination of both. Perhaps a good place … Continue reading

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Finding Home — Friendship House

Sometimes life challenges us to a long search before we find what we need, and sometimes it takes a while to make what we have found our own. This is especially important when we are creating a home. Home isn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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