May Your Holidays Bring You Joy

The holidays are our celebration of the solstice, a time of year where the past year ends and a new year begins, a time when we experience the darkest day of the year and a shift to ever growing light. It is also a time of reviewing our year so like sculptors we can reshape…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! The holiest of all holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart, When the full river of feeling overflows;– The happy days unclouded to their close; The sudden joys that out of darkness start As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart Like swallows singing…

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Renewal For The Holidays!

I came across the poem by Mary Oliver. I loved the groundedness, the trust, and the renewal it expressed. I hope you enjoy it. Sleeping In The Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never…

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How To Enjoy The Holidays

Photo by Marina Khrapova on Unsplash I was asked about how to enjoy the holidays to minimize overstimulation and exhaustion. The holidays are adding additional stimulation and exhaustion on top of all of the exhaustion of the pandemic. These are my suggestions for sensitive people and empaths. Sensitive people are easily overwhelmed by the frenzy…

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Gratitude

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Click to register for The Hidden Gifts In These Changing Times: 5 Keys To Mastering 2024 I am sharing this piece by David Whyte because of his beautiful articulation of the deeply felt experience of living, especially in gratitude. Please visit his website for more of his writings and programs. They are worth your time and investment. I…

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End Disappointment Bullying

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Click to register for The Hidden Gifts In These Changing Times: 5 Keys To Mastering 2024 We all know what it is like to feel disappointed. It is a feeling of being let down. That means that we had reason to expect something other than the result that we received. So disappointment does not just…

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How A Joy Practice Makes Your Ego Your Friend

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the ego as your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability The definition of the ego varies according to who is defining it and there are many different perspectives about it. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, in psychoanalysis, the part of a person’s mind that tries to match the hidden desires (= wishes) of the id (= part of the unconscious mind) with the demands of the real world is how they define ego.  Many spiritual traditions define the ego as a part of us…

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Can We Rethink Success?

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We have a story about limitlessness in our cultural story, which, on the surface, sounds terrific. It means not having limits or bounds and is pretty much an anything-goes way of thinking. It is obviously wrong since nature is telling us to chill, unfortunately, without much effect. What happens with the idea of limitlessness is…

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Can We Get Beyond Rejection?

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I have noticed more and more how much of our social conversation and social focal point is about rejection. I see it all over the media, in all sorts of topic areas. In politics, it seems to be a never-ending discussion about polls and who is up or down, who is “winning” or who is…

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The Most Important Of Beliefs To Change

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There is one belief that is the most essential belief you need to change if you want a permanent shift in your life. Where Do Beliefs Come From? Sometimes, it can seem that beliefs come from our minds. They seem to appear out of nowhere to tell us which end is up. Beliefs can have…

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