October 2013

The power of the present moment for making a change. October 27, 2013

It may really stink, but whenever we want to make a change in our lives, we have to begin exactly where we are. No running or hiding or pretending it isn’t so. (But no trashing ourselves, either. That just get’s us nowhere, in a hurry). There. Breathe into the moment … and you’ll transport yourself […]

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Following your intuition in daily life. October 27, 2013

The other day my husband, son, and I were all set to visit some friends at their summer cottage. I assumed it would be alright if we brought our small dog along, since we always take him with us whenever we go visiting. But at the last minute when I called and asked, my friends were concerned […]

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When two people are meant to be together. October 27, 2013

The other week I attended a wedding. It wasn’t my own, still, it was one of the happiest days of my life. The bride and groom were both good friends of mine—and this wedding was a long time in coming.  I’d known Joe for a long time before meeting Jenn. When we met they weren’t […]

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Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. October 27, 2013

Yet, who has time to even think about it. We’re all too busy moving from one problem to the next. For example, if we lose our job, do A, B, and C, and we’ll get another one. If we break our leg, just get a cast, and we’ll be on our merry way. If we […]

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What pets teach us. October 27, 2013

The other day I was taking my little, white, furry dog named Duke for his daily walk. I alternate between several routes, and he knows them all very well. The route we took takes us into a neighborhood with five blocks that all connect and loop back to the main road leading in and out […]

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Using your intuition with Twitter. October 27, 2013

Never thought that I would, but I adore tweeting. Yet, for a while there, Twitter’s rules were not working in my favor. I couldn’t follow anyone else, until more people followed me. Ok. I get it. But then people started following me left and right yet my number of followers was going down. Now what’s up with […]

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Teaching kids about feelings is worth it. October 27, 2013

Like all ten-year-old boys, my ten-year-old son son has feelings about things. He feels happy and sad and everything in-between. As his mom, I’ve always wanted him to know that it is okay for him to feel upset. I would never, ever want him to think that feeling angry is a bad thing, or that expressing […]

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Adventures in kindness: #1 October 27, 2013

The other day I was reminded of just how amazing people really are. We read stories about this when major disasters have occurred, such as the Boston Marathon bombing and 9/11, but what happened here was nothing like that. It was just a regular old day. I was out walking my cutie dog Duke on […]

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Mine is “heaven on toast,” too, Charlize. October 27, 2013

When I read a recent article about adoptive mom Charlize Theron accepting Variety’s Power of Women Award, I just knew how she was feeling when talking about her son Jackson. I adopted my son, too, and let me tell you that my love for him has also aspired me to want to do great things. Like care […]

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Nature and spirituality. October 27, 2013

The other day I needed to clear my head, so I drove to the state park near my house. The area has a huge, circular ravine that’s about a quarter of a mile wide in diameter, overlooking a bed of carefully placed rocks. I scooted down the ravine, blanket in hand, until finding a rock that was […]

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