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Be The Change

                                                       The world calls out each day for those I think of as “Spiritual Warriors” to respond with implements of healing, rather than weapons of war.  In my mind, that would be someone who, to paraphrase Mother Teresa is willing […]

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Renaissance Woman

When I think of Beth Rosen, the word “Renaissance Woman” immediately comes to mind. We ‘met’, although not actually face to face YET, through The Next Top Spiritual Author contest last year. We were among the top 280 entrants to […]

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Tapestry

                                                                                                                   On a sun streaming in through my window Saturday morning, before typing this blog, I asked for a bit of inspiration, since there are so many fascinating things about which to write. I was listening to my favorite radio station […]

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Blooming Lillies

  This has been, for many of us,  a rough Winter. As the frigid air makes way for the warmth of Spring, my heart feels as if it is in bloom as well.  Last year, I was delighted to find that Easter […]

The Love Foundation

                                 In 2006, I had  submitted an essay into a  contest with the theme “Love Begins With Me” for Global Love Day.  A short while after I sent it in, I received an email from the Founder of the organization, a […]

The Power of Receiving

“Ask and you shall receive.” are familiar words and yet how often, do we ask and even when we feel brave enough to voice our desires, do we actually stand ready to embrace what it is we have requested?  Published […]

The Field

Michael London is a singer-songwriter and performer, living in the 21st century who has a unique relationship with a 13th century ecstatic Sufi poet. I think of Rumi’s words as ‘love poems to God’. Michael takes modern day translations and merges […]

Interconnection

Simply said, we are so interconnected. There was a time when I would have thought that traumas and tragedies happen ‘somewhere else’. That was until August of 1992 when a tropical depression grew up to become Hurricane Andrew which swept through […]

World Poetry Day

I am, as a friend refers to:  ‘a verbivore’….living off words and finding sustenance from them. Writing is my passion and purpose; what feeds my soul. The words emerge from the vastness of my limitlessly vivid imagination. Poetry is one […]

Needs

This is one of those ‘confessional’ blog entries in which I come out of the closet and acknowlege that I am….oh my gosh….human. I present as someone who is confident, self assured, independent, a self starter. Once I get on […]

These Hands

A few years ago, my friend Naila Francis had asked those she knew to send her a poem called These Hands that would describe the ways in which we used our hands in our day to day lives. It was a beautiful […]

If I Were Brave

Jana Stanfield is an ebullient-effervescent, sonic spiritweaver whose music has been heard on Oprah, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, among others. Her tunes have been covered by numerous artists, including Andy Williams, Suzy Bogguss. Karen Taylor-Good and Megan McDonough. […]

The Adjustment Bureau

                                                                      Choice or Chance?  Free will or B’shert (Hebrew for ‘meant to be’)? Divine Plan or Random Occurence?  Do you believe that you are at the effect of a Higher Purpose for your life that was scripted by God or that you […]

Yummy Yoga

A few years ago, I began a practice that I know will be part of my life forever. The yoga I experience blends breath, mindfulness, movement, mantra, asana, chanting, and devotion both on and off the mat. It informs all […]

For Seven Lifetimes

  Take a moment to consider the type of relationship you desire….the aspects of the person with whom you want to share your life, the experiences you would like to have with a partner. Perhaps you have already drawn into […]

In God’s Name

Likely every person reading this entry was raised in a particular faith tradition. Each contains the wisdom and the wonder of Divine creation, an explanation for how things came to be and the ways in which they are sustained.  If used […]

Enchanted World

  I am in awe when people take their creative gifts and pour forth beauty and magic, dousing the world in delight.  Amy Zerner and Monte Farber do just that. I encountered their creations years ago, and was beckoned into […]

Depression and Spirituality

One of the many hats I wear is that of a psychiatric social worker, serving people with varying degrees of mental health issues and challenges.  I view these symptoms and the people who experience them in ways that are outside […]

Om Is Oneness

Take a moment to breathe in the day; drinking in all of the sensations that surround you. Breath is essential and without it, life would cease to exist. As you exhale, chant the word ‘om’.  I like the idea that some […]

The Flight

A facebook friend  named  Kim Summers posted this quote today, perhaps for me to find at just the right time.    “Remembering that the Butterfly becomes the Butterfly, because of the tight confines of her cocoon. She needed that time. […]

Light Is Life

What is light? According to online dictionary Encarta: energy producing brightness: the energy producing a sensation of brightness that makes seeing possible quality of light: a particular kind or quality of brightness artificial source of light: an artificial source of […]

Eagle Scout

I am increasingly amazed at the quality of young people I have in my life.  Ian Montgomery and his dedication to being a force for good in the world, give me hope for the future.  He happens to be yet […]

People You Love

  Take a moment in the stillness of your mind and the fullness of your heart to recall those you love who are no longer in body. Whatever your spiritual belief tells you about where they are or what they might […]

Previous Posts

You Are What You Choose To Be
This morning, I heard this Jackson Browne classic called The Fuse that was the perfect prelude to an interview I had with Beth Long who is the editor of Doylestown Hospital's news letter. She and I had last had a sit down conversation right ...

posted 6:50:34pm May. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Wars Not Make One Great
Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. which commemorates those whose lives have been taken on the battlefield. It has become a harbinger of summer, although the season doesn't officially begin until the solstice on June 21st at 12:38pm. Cookouts, ...

posted 2:57:32pm May. 25, 2015 | read full post »

On My Way Back Home
Packed and ready to return home following a week in Hilton Head, SC with my friends Barb and Glenn. Feeling refreshed and revitalized. Like most vacations, it began ages ago and was over in the blink of an eye.  In a seven day span, I swam in ...

posted 9:17:08pm May. 22, 2015 | read full post »

The Lifeguard is Off Duty
On vacation for the week and while shopping in Hilton Head, I saw a t-shirt that read "Lifeguard off duty. Save yourself". I laughed as I purchased it for someone at home. I was tempted to get another one for myself, but I resisted. I was a ...

posted 9:45:16am May. 21, 2015 | read full post »

Our Final Thoughts
Earlier this year, I wrote an article that focused on the multitude of thoughts that careen through our heads and the impact they have on the shape our lives take. Going deeper, I have been exploring the trajectory from there to here and the ...

posted 11:08:09am May. 19, 2015 | read full post »

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