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January 18, 2020

In the spirit of beginning anew, each of my past five years have begun with setting a one-word intention rather than a resolution. An intentional approach does not have to begin at the strike of the New Year. It's flexible and allows time for thought and creativity. Ra...

August 4, 2019

We all share the work of finding balance in a world with stunning violence and beauty. 

I began writing the piece below knowing there was a mass shooting the day before. I don't have answers, but a deep sadness and fear that many people are feeling hopeless. My fir...

August 2, 2019

Lately, in the garden, the face of god is vivid through nature's explosion of beauty. At some point each day you can find me stretching across plants searching for the best light and background to capture the colors of a butterfly or flower. Spending time in nature cre...

July 31, 2019

If you are interested in meditation and mindfulness and are a beginner, I recommend the book; The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness by Andi Puddicombe.

Many of you may be familiar with his Meditation app called Headspace. Of the 2,000 plus meditation apps, i...

July 31, 2019

This week I decided to put an end to ice cream and candy for awhile since my movement during the Summer is not keeping up with my calorie intake! My substitute for one meal and a snack is juice, sort of. It looks more like thick green pea soup. Naturally, The New Yorke...

July 24, 2019

Years ago I had this recurring fantasy during a rough period in my life. Closing my eyes I'd picture myself older, moving slowly back and forth in a Cracker-Barrel-style-rocker on my front porch while the birds entertained me. What I really wanted to do was fast forwar...

July 15, 2019

"Wherever there is knowledge, wherever there is virtue, wherever there is beauty, he will find a home.”

~ Words spoken at Thoreau's funeral by his friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Henry David Thoreau left behind a valuable gift to the world. In October 1837 he sta...

July 13, 2019

Three miles north of Cape Cod on a whale watching excursion in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, I had the exhilarating experience of first hearing, then seeing, humpback whales. The distinct primal sounds of these fellow mammals reminded me of my own yogi...

July 10, 2019

Once you meet six-year old Sophia and her Grandmother for Summer adventures on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland, you won't want the season to end. Luckily this short novel is written with an understated clarity, sharp wit and beauty that make each return anew. You...

May 14, 2019

Also called metta meditation, loving-kindness meditation is the simple practice of directing well-wishes towards other people. It begins a powerful connection that starts from within.

Why practice loving kindness meditation?

  1. It opens us to listening to each other’s s...

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