Quotes and Inspiration

Ithaca

In memory of my dear friend Rebecca Tobias, artist, social worker, friend. When you begin your wanderings toward Ithaca, wish the journey to be long, …

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On the Power of Deep Listening

Finding What You Didn’t Lose When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood and watching …

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The Guest House

This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival A joy, a depression, a meanness some mementary awareness comes as an unexpected …

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On Owning our own Power and Voice

So often we are afraid to let ourselves fully be all that we can be.  I saw this quote by Marianne Williamson (evidently often mistakenly …

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For Love in the Time of Conflict

                                                      by John O’Donahue When the gentleness between you hardens And You fall out of your belonging with each other, May the depths you have …

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Listening as spiritual hospitality

Listening as Spiritual Hospitality by Henri Nowen “To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer …

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A Celebration of life and love

Thank you to my sister, Lucinda, for the beautiful quote below on what it means to embrace life with all our hearts.: “So.  That’s how …

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The nature of love, Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda

Thank you to my colleague Joe Kort for this beautiful poem that reflects the complexity and depth of mature love. Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda …

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Musings on September 11th

In honor of all who died on September 11th, and in honor of all who have died since in acts of hatetred and senseless violence …

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Questions and answers

As my husband and I struggle to find the right parenting approach to help our sons navigate the rather rocky road from teenage life to …

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