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“Be an empty page, untouched by words.”- Rumi This quote popped up on my Facebook thread today and it called insistently for a response. As a wordsmith, it puzzled me at first. “How can I be untouched by words?,” I […]

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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 […]

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One value that I hold dear in any relationship, whether it is family, friendship, romantic or business, is in this question, ‘what can I be counted on to do?’ Too often, relationships are lopsided and disjointed, in part because we […]

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This morning as I was speaking with my sister on the phone, she shared a startling bit of wisdom that she hadn’t realized at the time was so brilliant. A heart attack survivor twice over, she has had several cardiac […]

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”.-His Holiness the Dalai Lama Today is International Happiness Day, which is set aside with the intention of making the planet a happier place to live, on which kindness […]

The people in my life with whom I feel close kinship have a few things in common. They are loving, but also demonstrative of that emotion. They walk the talk in most ways. They understand that love is a verb; […]

  An event of monumental proportions and horrific implications that lives in the collective consciousness of the planet, is the backdrop for this psycho-spiritual novel penned by Ithaca, New York based writer named J. Pierre Reville. September 11, 2001 is […]

“Don’t die with your music still in you.”-Wayne Dyer Another powerful dream this morning, the remnants of which linger as I am typing these words. I was in a rural setting with a group of adults and children. A mischievous […]

As much as I would like to think of myself as open minded, non-judgmental and forgiving, brewing underneath that image, is someone who clenches out of fear, can hold a grudge and cling to self righteous indignation. I have reluctantly […]

  A meme gone viral, that reads like an instructional manual for life is called Dear Human. Written by the inimitable Courtney A. Walsh, it speaks to the wondering wanderer in each of us. The disenfranchised aspects of ourselves that […]

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