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Ahimsa Saves a Worm

“Ahimsa” is the practice of non-violence. Treat all things with respect for their place in the scheme of life. All things are connected. In practicing ahimsa, in return you attract no harm. A tiny striped worm offered me a chance … Continue reading

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Visiting Your Attic Library

As a little girl, I used to sit cross-legged on our dusty, hot farmhouse attic floor, sweat running down my body, transfixed by old books. Longfellow’s poetry. The “Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900” book with unedited first-person account of the … Continue reading

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If I Wear a Red Dress, I Can Do Anything

Did you ever have something you want to do but don’t have the nerve? Go ahead. Do it. The summer I turned sixteen, I bleached my long brunette hair into brassy blonde. I didn’t have money for a salon so … Continue reading

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Engage with the Full Moon

Today’s Full Moon provides energetic support for change. 1) It’s perfect timing to clear out debris. What are you ready to toss in the trash? Give away? Share? 2) It’s time to release from the unwanted. What are you ready … Continue reading

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How Do You View the World?

What lens do you use to view the world? Be sure to choose your own. No one’s lens can put your life into focus but yours. And if your focus isn’t too good right now, you can adjust it. Go … Continue reading

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Sfizio Can Rock Your World

Have you sfizioed lately? Sfizio is an Italian word with Greek origins that invites us to follow a whim. Maybe it’s time to try something new, out-of-character, illogical, and adventurous. You’ll find it to be surprisingly energizing. Go somewhere you’ve … Continue reading

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Not Buying Feels Wonderful

Sometimes not buying something you want is the right thing to do. Recently I browsed for old towels at a Goodwill and came upon a gorgeous woven white blanket. It was large, in perfect condition, high quality, and the perfect … Continue reading

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Clean Out Life Downloads

You know how good it feels to get rid of unwanted junk in your home? To clean out unused food and disgusting left-overs from the refrigerator? To clear out the food bar wrappers and empty soda cups from your car? … Continue reading

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Difficult to be Original

Thank you, Monica Hadsall, for this seed sentence: “I find it difficult to be consistently original.” This sentence is a perfect example. It took me five tries to choose the word “consistently”. “Always” is plain vanilla. “Regularly” is boring. “Continually”? … Continue reading

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The Gift of Presence

One fall weekend our family visited Bosque del Apache wild bird refuge near Soccoro, New Mexico, to watch Sandhill cranes, Canadian geese and wild ducks launch off the winter migration refuge ponds at sunrise, honking as they headed out for … Continue reading

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