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Comfort

My day is taking too much effort. At work I notice that I am exerting too much energy. I feel it in the way I am walking a few steps ahead of myself, in the way I am not taking enough time for lunch, and in the slight slump of my shoulders. I am not […]

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Surrender

Tenderness. Self Acceptance. I hear myself whispering: let go.    Can I open myself to the surprises of the new day? To the pink blooms on the camellia bush, the smile from my husband across the table, the smell of fresh baked banana bread. Can I be more open to what is in my life? […]

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Love

I am here in Palm Springs with my parents, who are both in their eighties. My father is extremely frail now and struggles daily just to eat, walk and sleep. My father is a man I feared as a teenager, learned to cook from as a young woman, and became friends with now in my […]

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Daily Living

Pueblo Blessing Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it’s easier to […]

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Daily Living

The demands of my day, the breakfast dishes, and the time ticking all seem to be colliding this morning. I’m feeling rushed. Can time slow down? I once heard the best advice from someone I knew that practiced Tai Chi. He said, “When I am in a rush, I slow down.” I have tried this, and it really […]

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