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New Year Of The Trees

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar — celebrated this year on Thursday, February 8, 2012 — is the day that marks the beginning of a “New Year for Trees.” Some people refer to it as “Jewish […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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   […]

And The Year Has Just Begun

  New Year’s weekend 2004 into 2005, I began a ritual that I want to   continue for the rest of this earthly incarnation…and maybe beyond.   It was an out- of- the ordinary weekend in many ways. A retreat […]

Heart Board

In conversation with a dear friend, Patti, I mentioned  that it was hard to imagine a time when she wasn’t in my life.  We met a few years ago at another friend’s gathering and have been gigglng co-conspirators discussing various subjects ranging from […]

Bliss Kiss From The Divine

  Lift your face heavenward and prepare to receive the most sweep-me-off-my-feet, delicious, pucker-up, Kiddo, buss on those ruby red lips of yours, since today is the day that the One who breathed you into life plants one on you. […]

Winter Solstice

  The Birth of The Divine Child As winter’s darkness descends, our hearts tremble. But is it of fear or celebration? Dread of the shadow or anticipation of the Light? Ask of the voice within that knows all things for […]

Remembered Radiance

  “To continue one’s journey in the darkness with one’s footsteps guided by the illumination of Remembered Radiance is to know courage of a peculiar kind – the courage to demand that light continue to be light in the surrounding […]

What You Practice

Recently, I took a much needed day of respite in the midst of swirling life activity. In addition to a full time job, consulting that includes writing and speaking gigs, my work as an interfaith minister, being a single mom […]

The Home Of Wonder

The Heart Is The Home of Wonder  Breathe in the warmth of this place, allowing yourself to feel a sense of welcome   It is your own love, your own beauty that beckons you inside   How long has it […]

Hereafter

Movies move me in powerful ways. I call it cinema-therapy, especially when the subject matter is near and dear to my heart. Such was the premise of the recently released Clint Eastwood directed film Hereafter. He explores the idea that life in […]

Unwritten

Doing some reminsicing lately. Thinking back to a time a few years ago, when I received a message from a sweet voiced woman who identified herself as Florence Simons. She asked if I did clowning. I figured she was interested in […]

A Love Letter To Yourself

Imagine, if you will that someone you love dearly is writing you the most exquisite creation that comes straight from the heart. As we age, sometimes, we come face to face with ‘shoulda, woulda’ coulda’ regrets; we look at our […]

Blissful Butterfly

Butterflies symbolize metamorphosis, new beginnings, coming out of hibernation into re-birth. Stories abound of transformational tales; one such is called “Bliss” written  and illustrated by multi-cultural author Dorreya Wood.  I found it to be a sweetly simple and profound book […]

Major League Wonderful

“God disguised as myriad things, and playing a game of tag, has kissed you and said, “You’re it./ I mean you’re really it. Now it does not matter what you believe or feel. For something wonderful, something major-league wonderful, is […]

Music As Medicine

  I grew up in home in which music was ever-present. My mother had been in a choir in high school and would often burst into song…silly, sublime, sweet…it mattered not. She just enjoyed the ability to vocalize. About my […]

Barnet Bain

  The photo that welcomes the viewer on Barnet Bain’s webpage seems to personify the energy that fairly oozes from a man whose film credits include What Dreams May Come, (starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Annabella Sciora), The Celestine Prophecy, Jesus, as […]

The Gift Of Forgiveness

  One of my favorite places to volunteer is Gilda’s Club, which is a world wide, non-residential cancer support community for those living with cancer, as well as for their family and friends. Created by Gene Wilder, Joanna Bull and […]

Something Better In Mind

  I was in a card store recently and saw a plaque that spoke to me…I may yet get it. It had on it a message from God. It said something like “There are three responses God will give you. […]

Celebrate!

Walked into the post office last week to buy stamps to mail out Birthday cards for my niece and nephew.  Usually I purchase ‘love’ stamps since I believe that the expression of love need not be limited to special occasions. […]

B’shert

  B’shert-  This wonderful Yiddish word tickles me every time I hear it or say it, because it poses a question that I have yet to answer and perhaps never will. It translates to: “a person’s soulmate, considered as predestined […]

Kindred Connection

  Two of my favorite people on the planet, Ruth Anne Wood and Peter Moses have joined creative forces and crafted a recitation of a poem that Ruth wrote, inspired by a presentation Peter offered a year ago. If you […]

A Sonic Smooch

Music seeps into my soul like nearly nothing else. A friend introduced me to this song that gathered me up in its enthusiastic ‘aural arms’ and carried me into a place of serenity. Appropriately entitled “Follow Your Bliss“, by the […]

Allow Your Heart To Be Your Compass

  Wander whimsically. Allow your heart to be the compass on your journey as you tread lightly on the path before you. Have not a clue about your ultimate destination. Instead, trust that the One who guides you has the […]

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Enough
  Today, my friend Kristin Pedemonti, who is known as a storyteller,  writer and  up-lifter  of spirits, and who, like me, creates FREE Hugs events, dyes her hair vibrant colors (hers is pink and mine is purple) was showing off her ...

posted 4:08:08pm Apr. 27, 2016 | read full post »

Free Fall or Free Flight?
"It’s not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways of doing things, but it’s that place in between that we fear. It’s like being between trapezes. There’s nothing to hold on to." ~ Marilyn Ferguson In that ...

posted 11:58:40am Apr. 25, 2016 | read full post »

Bending Over Backward or Standing Your Ground?
Many years ago when I was married, my husband would describe me as "an emotional contortionist who would bend over backward to please people." Not sure how he came up with that, but, to this day, I still think of it as brilliant. It shone a ...

posted 10:38:29am Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

When Fear Comes Calling
A come clean here. This morning, as I was preparing for a radio interview on which I was on the guest side of the microphone, I was slammed with overwhelming fears, feels and tears. The title of the segment on Vivid Life Radio was The Successful ...

posted 2:45:26pm Apr. 12, 2016 | read full post »

Hello, My Name is Doris: Movie Review
I like Sally Field....I really, really like her as a staple in my childhood when I grew up watching Gidget and The Flying Nun. Today, worlds apart from the beach setting of the first show and the Puerto Rican convent in which Sister Bertille ...

posted 11:06:37pm Apr. 10, 2016 | read full post »

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