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January 2011 Archives

Angels With Shovels

Aha moments can come at the most unexpected times.  Last week, in the midst of a winter wonderland that had the Philadelphia area innundated with many feet of snow, I found myself both frustrated and delighted in the span of […]

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Ordinary Miracles

As much as I live in miracle-consciousness, there are times during which I develop ‘spiritual amnesia’ and forget how extraordinary life is.  At this moment of writing the entry you are reading, I am experiencing too many to count.  I will […]

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Love Sponge

I have a confession to make. Over the years I have had a challenging time when offered praise, compliments and positive feedback of any sort AND I simultaneously crave it.  Can I get a witness?  Anyone here relate to that dynamic?  Perhaps it […]

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Exploring Intimacy

Suzann Robins is a woman of many talents and perspectives, seeing the world through the filters of the blended realms of spirituality and sexuality. She has discovered in her years as a researcher and professor that that they are not mutually exclusive […]

Your Inner Annie

If you are like me, you have ‘dark nights of the soul’ during which you question…oh just about every aspect of your life. You wonder if you are living your purpose, using your creative talents wisely. You ponder the nature […]

Wonderful Life

One of my favorite movies is an annual special…It’s A Wonderful Life and its meaning transcends the holiday theme. On so many levels, it resonates with the woman in the mirror who has learned that she does make a difference and […]

National Hugging Day

Imagine a world in which everyone who would like to do so, could experience nurturing touch on a daily basis. How many hugs do you share each day?  For most people, the number is stunningly low.  According to family therapist […]

Me Time

As I am typing these words, I am lounging in bed while listening to Sleepy Hollow on Philly based member supported public radio station WXPN 88.5 fm (you can also get the web-streaming version at www.xpn.org ) In  pj’s, nestled in […]

Vibrant Heart

I had the joy of meeting the live out loud, generous with her time and energy Valerie Rene Sheppard at Amazing Woman’s Day in Philadelphia last year and was delighted to get to know her a bit more when doing […]

L’dor Vador

L’dor Vador: ‘From Generation to Generation’ is a common statement in Judaism, indicating that traditions are handed down in that manner, shared like spiritual chicken soup to nourish body and soul.   I grew up in a family in which […]

Martin Musical Montage

Honoring what would have been the 82nd birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. For the past quarter century, in this country, people have been encouraged to make it a ‘day on’, rather than a ‘day off’ as they […]

Patchwork Quilt

Last weekend, I attended a memorial service for a college era friend named Mario Cavallini who died on 12/30 in a motor vehicle accident. His wife Sondra Ball had died earlier in the year.  Another friend, Beverly, was with him in the car and now is in […]

Help Wanted

From the wise mind and heart of Courtney A. Walsh: “Help Wanted: Vibrational entrainment specialists needed. Job description: You will set the tone of love, bring light & harmony wherever you go. You will not do this through suffering but […]

Healing Harmonics

Imagine, if you will, what music would be like if it was comprised of melody and harmony that transported you beyond the mundane into the sound celestial. Close your eyes and visualize a place so serene that you might never want to leave […]

Love Is My Religion

I grew up in a Conservative Jewish home…to clarify, not politically conservative, but rather a middle ground between Orthodox and Reform Judaism.  Synagogue on Friday nights as a family, holidays celebrated in the home, our Passover Seder table included friends […]

A Blessing For Your Home

The roof that is suspended over our heads, the walls that   surround us and the floor that supports us, provide a   sense of security. None of that compares to the serenity of   knowing that the Master Builder […]

God’s Promise

What do you imagine is promised by God?  One of my favorite responses to that question is a beautiful blending of the lyrics of heritage artist Woody Guthrie and the music of contemporary singer songwriter Ellis Paul.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL8ExXN4Ec4   […]

You Are Not Alone

There are times when our problems feel unique and we imagine that no one will ever understand the depth of our pain.This human incarnation brings with it both challenges and opportunities and as Buddhism offers, the concept of 10,000 joys […]

One Love

  People come into our lives at the perfect time, so says my experience. In 1999, I walked into a store called Eleventh Step Books in Westmont, NJ and almost immediately my eyes were drawn to a counter on which […]

Your Life

Singer-songwriter Iris Dement’s lovely voice came wafting over the airwaves this morning as I was drowsily greeting New Year’s Day 2011.  I had heard this song called My Life before, but it grabbed me in a way that I had not […]

Opti-Mystic

My dear friend Alan Cohen offered this message on New Years morning: “Behold, a bright new year set before you.  What would you make of it?” I consider myself an ‘opti-mystic’ who sees the world through the eyes of magic […]

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The Event Will Go As The Event Will Go
  Rolling the clock back to the spring of 2005 and I find myself in the 5th floor walk up apartment in Manhattan of Reid Mihalko and Marcia Baczynski. Surrounded by blankets, pillows and pj clad strangers, save my brave friend who ...

posted 10:47:25pm Apr. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Make Every Day Earth Day
I am an earnest Earth advocate since it is the only planet we have and I want it to continue to sustain life for a long time to come. I also honor what Gaia- the Greek name for the Goddess as embodied by the Earth,  does for us each day. She ...

posted 1:36:35pm Apr. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Life Is Lumpy
This morning, I was reading a newsletter sent by my friend Kurt Koontz. In it he was described his latest adventures in the Big Apple. He had taken a few forays to the 9/11 memorial and was deeply moved by what he saw there. Although I have not ...

posted 3:54:58pm Apr. 21, 2015 | read full post »

It's A Beautiful Morning
The peeking in sun woke me up before my intended arising time. Clearly, the day had other ideas for how I should be spending its first few hours. I so wanted to tumble back into slumber, but it wasn't gonna happen. Rolled over, turned on the ...

posted 8:32:31am Apr. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Professional Reader
It's clear that I am a professional writer. It is my right livelihood work that brings me such joy that it is sometimes overwhelming. I'm grateful that The Muse sees fit to shower me with ideas at all hours of the day and night. As I mentioned ...

posted 8:35:05am Apr. 15, 2015 | read full post »

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