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In a recent conversation, a metaphor came to me. I am a writer, after all, and symbols pop into my head like a full to bursting, hot on the stove pan of Jiffy Pop. I was speaking with someone about […]

Each day we are called on to make decisions. What do we want for breakfast? What clothes will we put on? What shoes will cover our feet as we walk out into the world? Even more importantly, what attitude will […]

Lately, the world has been too much with me. As an empath, my compassion for those who are suffering goes deeper than it might otherwise. I can’t turn my head or my heart away and pretend that it doesn’t exist. […]

As a yoga practitioner, I like to think of myself as someone who ‘goes to my edge,’ and then a wee bit more. This is something I have been doing off the mat as well. Sometimes easier to do the […]

“La clave es vivir sin prisa, pero sin pausa.” (The key is to live without hurry, but also without pause). My friend Greg Petitti shared this thought on his Facebook page today. It  had me pondering the meaning since it […]

“The descent into addiction actually comes quite easily. It is the journey back that is difficult.” This line comes closest to describing the ride along as if a hitchhiker experience that author Charles Bynum takes the reader on in his […]

A gentle breeze wisped by and a tender ray of sunlight wafted down on my right cheek. I sighed in release as my sleep deprived weary body nestled into a camp chair. Like many, I have been waking up between […]

Today is considered a holy day in the Christian faith. Occurring the Thursday prior to Easter, it commemorates the New Testament telling of the day that Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. According to Wikipedia: Maundy (from Latin mandatum […]

I have long been fascinated with the concept of reincarnation since reading the book The Search For Bridey Murphy, written by Morey Bernstein. It tells the story of a woman in the 1950’s, who, under hypnosis is regressed back to […]

I am nestled in my bed as I am writing these words. Thousands of miles and seemingly worlds away from the peace-drenched place in which I spent the past five days. Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas drew me there […]