Is Gratitude or Sadness in the Driver’s Seat?

    Everyone experiences periods when the “rougher” emotions take over. It’s OK to feel and experience them, but at some point, you have to let love, joy and gratitude take back the wheel.

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Forgiveness is for the Forgiver

When I participated in Deepak Chopra’s meditation for compassion this past week, he said several things which really resonated with me. I think one of the most important for people to hear was his response to a question about forgiveness: “Forgive not because the other person deserves it, but because…

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Socrates: Go With the Flow

July 3, 2015 Flow is when you move through your day with everything falling into place: the right parking spot or a great seat on the train, breakfast and coffee on time, interactions with others going smoothly, allowing yourself to smile just because it’s a (simple) good day. Living in…

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A Gift We Only Get Once

I was ranting about something a career politician from an oil baron family said in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the climate and the need for nations to take action to care for the planet and all living upon it. The oil baron said that climate change, while he…

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Worried or Angry? Be Grateful!

If you are ever worried or angry, and you don’t wish to wallow or even drown in those feelings, be grateful. Find something to be thankful for. Focus on the area in the middle of your forehead, slightly above your brow line, and send gratitude from that place, out into the…

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The Spirit of Dying

Death is neither a political nor a religious act. It is, in fact, something all living things must face one day. In our society, birth and new life is celebrated and fêted, death is feared and avoided at all costs. In death, the physical disappears from this world, and when…

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