Garden Thoughts

If It is Not Too Dark

If It Is Not Too Dark           by Hafiz in “I Heard God Laughing:  Renderings of Hafiz” by Daniel Ladinsky Go for a Walk, …

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Stop – Don’t Push That Button

It’s been a long day.  You are tired, frustrated and have a headache just waiting to take over.  Your partner walks in the door and …

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Why Love?

“I’ve been afraid of changes cause I built my life around you.” Fleetwood Mac “Landslide” One of the most profound insights into the nature of …

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When Life Feels Overwhelming

There are moments for each of us when life feels overwhelming – when we look fear or despair in the face and are tempted to …

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All You Need For a Good Relationship

The ten suggestions below were part of a sermon…unfortunately I don’t know the original author, but I thought there was so much wisdom here that …

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Why Our Words Matter

“Be careful of words Even the miraculous ones….. Words and eggs must be handled with care Once broken they are impossible Things to repair.” from …

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On Valentines Day: Infusing Romance Into Our Daily Lives

Ok, I’ll admit it.   I love Valentines Day.  Even when I was single with no hope of a relationship in sight I loved the possibility …

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Welcome to the Discussion in the Garden: An Explanation and An Invitation

I began writing this blog several years ago at the advice of friends and colleagues who suggested that it would help bring people to my …

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One Last Resolution: Just for Today

As January comes to a close I want to finish the trilogy of “New Year’s Resolutions” posts (see Trying Something New for Thirty Days, and …

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Today I Didn’t Stand Up for Myself

Today I didn’t stand up for myself. I was in a meeting, a professional meeting, when a woman made a derogatory comment about someone in …

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