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new clothes

What do you lack?

But as I lay down to sleep, I remembered this passage from Thoreau’s Walden: “I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes and not a new wearer of the clothes.” Walden reminds me that when I feel lacking- I don’t need new things, I need new eyes with which to see the things […]

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Dancing all your days

I was listening to the song Dancing Daze by the Avett Brothers while driving Dylan to his Waldorf camp with Miss Monique this morning. So grateful that after a very serious childhood and early adulthood, I too am finally learning how to dance my days. And Dylan is the ultimate inspiration for me. These lyrics fit […]

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One day

I’m so grateful that one day my Soul just opened up, and everything began to look and feel, even taste and smell, completely different. Yet I’m committed to opening up even more. I’m finding that there is more that is buried deep, deep, deep down. I am praying to be completely free of everything that […]

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Not a crumb

My friends, are you crawling around under the table–like my cat Wesley does–looking for a mere crumb to enjoy? As Mary Oliver points out, shouldn’t joy rather resemble an abundant table, piled high with delicious decadence? Look around and up. What do you see? Joy is not meant to be a crumb. Rachel xo

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My happiness

“Tell everyone you know: ‘My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.’ And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel — and then, you’ll love them all. Because […]

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