October 12 , 2019 /

WORTHWHILE

We hear or read about how to have a more meaningful life, one that is more satisfying, more fulfilling, more successful, happier or whatever.  If we feel like we’re missing something that we have yet to achieve, what is it?  We need to give it a name and if it’s merely a sense of restlessness

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October 10 , 2019 /

TREES

I watched some trees, swaying back and forth in the wind, and these thoughts came to me while I watched the wind move the trees. Work with the forces that seek to move you. Adapt and adjust so that you do not break because you are too rigid. Be flexible and move in several different

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September 9 , 2019 /

END OF LIFE MATTERS

Susanne Duijjvestein inspired this post with this quote: “Being dead is no excuse.”   Susanne is a young, progressive undertaker/funeral director in Amsterdam. She ditched a successful career in banking to pursue her interest in our Western culture practices surrounding death, particularly how we deal with the end of life as we know it.  Another of

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March 31 , 2019 /

KNOWING and DOING

If you want to make a change, believe you know what to do and still can’t seem to do it, then what?  It’s both complex and simple.  Many people do not understand either the complexity or the simplicity.   According to research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology there is an interconnected web of psychological, chemical

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March 25 , 2019 /

SEASON OF CHANGE

With Spring in full swing, we note the change by buds and blossoms, the vibrant colors, new growth, warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and a general increase of activity in the natural world. One thing we all have in common, regardless of our age, is that we also change, day by day, season by season,

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March 8 , 2019 /

FROM TIME TO TIME

From time to time, I think about time.  We use time as if it were a commodity, even talk about how we spend it.  The  sun, moon and stars are better keepers of time than we are and I believe the indigenous peoples were onto this long before we invented clocks and attempted to regulate

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