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To be really really honest…

To be really really honest with you all… I feel a lot of disdain for myself these days. I’ve been feeling like a huge failure for the last year or so. And I’ve been struggling to keep the internal conversations I have with myself positive, supportive and kind. This growing business of mine offers up […]

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Rise up rooted

Rise up rooted

Rise Up Rooted Like Trees from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation, The Center for Action and Contemplation How surely gravity’s law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of even the smallest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world.  Each thing— each stone, blossom, child— is held in place. Only we, in our […]

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The August Break: Eleven

Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 11. Edge Yesterday I felt like I was out on the edge of something. Emotional, overwhelmed. My sensitivity and intense caring about everyone and everything became too much. I leaned into it and let it be and did my best to just live with it, to […]

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John O'Donohue, On Being

The August Break: Nine

Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 09. Earth I listened to a breathtaking episode of On Being tonight, an interview with Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue, entitled The Inner Landscape of Beauty The Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue was beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for “soul friend,” and […]

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A hummingbird came to play

It’s a perfect June day. And this morning, a hummingbird came to play. First it flew past my flower pots and I watched it with wonder, because I’ve never seen one in my yard. Not ever. Then as I pondered its meaning—quietly asking God what I am to absorb from this sighting—it appeared behind me, nearly […]

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Flutter for a day

Watch the butterflies flutter in our garden in the video below. This month, we are marking milestone after milestone: » 25th wedding anniversary for Jeremy and me » 18th birthday for Jesse » The end of elementary school for Dylan, marked by three-day 5th grade camping trip » Last day of high school for Jesse » Wedding of first grandchild for my […]

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Minor changes, major delight

I’ve been looking for ways to approach personal growth– actually, the whole of my life–with more ease, lightness of being, and self-compassion in the upcoming year. Though I’ll readily state that I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, the spirit of the season has nonetheless made an impression: Within the last 36 hours, I’ve taken a […]

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Crossing the threshold

We look with uncertainty to the year ahead. But if we wrap our lives around life-giving questions — and live our way into their answers a bit more every day — the better world we want and need is more likely to come into being. – Parker Palmer   I’m so grateful that in 2014 […]

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Heavy

This morning, I felt the breath of my ancestors on my neck, their hands on my shoulders. The sensation was of a supportive and affirming nature, yet it carried weight. There was a pressure that conveyed a warning. It felt like this: “Pay attention.” “Stay focused.” “Listen carefully to what I am saying.” It felt like […]

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autumn

Another year gone

  Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows, unmattering back from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds and the wanderings of […]

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