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An Antidote for Fear

An Antidote for Fear

I've been a bit silent on the corona conversation, watching and integrating, sifting through facts and opinions, sharing some of the more meaningful perspectives while I continue to cultivate what I want to say. Honestly, it seems like most everything has been said, and over-said, then distorted so you have to be very careful what you pay attention to. Which is why I finally feel compelled to say a few things, because there is SO MUCH CLUTTER in the mental airwaves right now. Yes, we need to...

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Meet. Play. Be Love.

Meet. Play. Be Love.

When Happy People Get Depressed, Part 3 Another inner-conversation from last month’s dip into depression...& an antidote for just about everything! When Elizabeth Gilbert went on her epic journey to three countries to rediscover her passion, she began from a place...

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Welcome, Depression

Welcome, Depression

When Happy People Get Depressed, Part Two This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,who...

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Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

When Happy People Get Depressed, Part One I woke this morning to a wet pillow, an ache in my chest, and tears falling silently from eyes not yet opened to the new day. My first thought is: Ahhhh. What a relief! For awhile, I just lay there, allowing the emotions to...

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Your Love Matters

Your Love Matters

“The page awaits, pretending to be blank.” It’s the beginning of a new month, and I’m sitting with a blank page and so many ideas that my brain has gone into overload. The ideas are circling and layering on top of one another so fast that I’m losing any thread of...

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The Inner Joy of Tidying Up

The Inner Joy of Tidying Up

I’m sitting in the middle of a clutter-clearing project with everything I own piled in a room waiting for me to decide what to keep and what to let go. Have you ever been in the middle of one of those clutter messes? Marie Kondo might invite me to go through the pile,...

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Set a New Year Evolution.

Set a New Year Evolution.

Every New Year brings a dialogue about why resolutions don't really work, and many (including me) prefer to simply choose a single word or short phrase, a mantra, to inspire us forward. I call these 'NY Evolutions' because I allow them to change as I grow. I also use...

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New Year. New Moment.

New Year. New Moment.

#Happy2020 I woke up in the wee hours feeling a bit discouraged that I wasn't feeling a bit more...well, different. Like the Promise of 2020 was being shouted out in so many ways, and here I am feeling it's just another day. Then I read my daily inspiration from...

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The Generosity Key

The Generosity Key

What if your happiest life depends entirely on how many seeds of kindness you plant for others? One thing I’ve noticed is that many people think generosity is about sharing what we already have, and that until we have “enough,” it really isn’t possible for us to be...

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Find Your Holiday Sparkle

Find Your Holiday Sparkle

Some might scowl when I say how much I love winter...but, I do! I love the chill of frost, the sparkle of freshly fallen snow, the crunch of boots on snow-packed paths, twinkling lights against a dark night sky, sitting with a cup of cocoa near a crackling fire. I...

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Simply Grateful

Simply Grateful

It’s the little things that melt my heart the most— an unexpected gift, baby laughter, a well-timed glance outside to see the sun casting glittering diamonds upon my favorite tree, the sound of your smile as it whispers my name across a crowded room. I know you’ll...

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Harvest Your Blessings

Harvest Your Blessings

Grapes have been called the fruit of the Gods, and as I turn clusters of this divine fruit into dozens of quarts of happy pink nectar, I might agree. But as I’ve cared for our 80 yards and 10 varieties of grapes over the past few years, I’ve discovered this God-fruit...

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Choose Amazement.

Choose Amazement.

Spaciousness can often appear as emptiness, and it's easy to mistake that for a lack of importance. Until we sit in the empty space for long enough to hear what is really going on beneath the surface of life...like in the ocean, where layers and whole ecosystems live...

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