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Hope in the Time of Overwhelm

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

~~ Mary Oliver

Greetings to all my precious people!!

My mini summer sabbatical is underway and it seems I am not well practiced in the “being mode” versus “doing mode”.   Despite having a daily practice of meditation and qigong, there is still evidence of ‘busy-ness’ that feels hardwired in my brain.  It is a very humbling reckoning!!  The escape to the shoreline of Connecticut offered me glimpses of emotions, dreams, and memories, all waiting to be seen, heard, and acknowledged ‘when there was time’.  So I am grateful for the opportunity to choose to listen to the whispers of ‘if not now, when?’ and I encourage all of you to consider the same.  While our habits and routines of daily life keep us on track and serve us, there is something magical about being away from obligations and responsibilities – even for a short time.  continue reading »

Courage is Heart-Centered

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.

~~ Brené Brown

Greetings to all my precious people!!

What an extraordinary cycle of sunny days and moderate temperatures this past week in the Sound Shore area!  We are counting the days until the Summer solstice, which occurs on Thursday, June 20 at 4:50 pm EDT, marking the astronomical first day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere.   continue reading »

Authentic Awareness is the Key

We cannot live in a world that is not our own, 

in a world that is interpreted for us by others. 

Part of the terror is to take back our own listening,

to use our own voice, to see our own light.   

~~ Hildegard de Bingen

Greetings to all my precious people!!!

June has arrived with the promise of Summer not far behind.  There is a flurry of activities as the school year winds down and the scent of sunscreen and peonies catches on the breeze.  We are also amidst potent astrological conjunctions in this season of Gemini, and the message is clear:  be aware of the insights and intentions to make the world a better place by choosing to work together.   continue reading »

Optimism is Essential

Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.

~~ Dalai Lama

Greetings to all my precious people!!

Late May and early June is my favorite time of year.  The temperature is comfortable, all of Nature is in bloom, and the extended sunlight hours add to a feeling of uplift and optimism.  The school year is winding down, and vacation plans are being put into action.  There is a lightness of being, especially when the sun is shining brightly in the blue skies.  But there is also trouble brewing on multiple levels and sometimes it is hard to ignore.  Financial stress, political turmoil, family life uproars and health challenges abound for so many of us, and these facts cannot be easily remedied.  This is when the little voice inside my head begins an incessant song of “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”  and my neural pathways default to worry and anxiety.  Maybe you can relate!  continue reading »

Permission is Granted

“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, 

not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. 

The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, 

of acceptance of someone as they are.”

~~ Rachel Naomi Remen

Greetings to all my precious people!

We are on the cusp of Summer as the week of the Full Flower Moon unfolds with radiance and the promise of transformation on so many levels.  This Full Moon pays tribute to the abundance of colorful, new blooms that blossom during this time of the year. The Flower Moon will have a golden appearance while it rises in the east and later fades to white as it moves through the galaxy overhead.  Check it out via this link from Space.com:  Full Flower Moon.  continue reading »

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