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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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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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Moving Through the Fear to Risk Connection

Human beings are “wired for connection.”  When we have safe, loving, supportive relationships we thrive.  We are healthier, we experience less stress, and we feel …

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The Cycle of Despair – The Cycle of Healing

In my first marriage I was truly an expert at causing my husband pain.  Indeed we began tearing each other apart with our words long …

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A Poem for Moments of Doubt and Fear

Fear is a universal emotion – and yet when we are in the midst of our fears and doubts it is all too easy to …

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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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Taking Risks

Risks come in all sizes and shapes. Some are as small as driving to a new section of town, or saying I’m sorry. Others are …

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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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For the people of Oklahoma, Boston and Bangladesh

I sit here once more in stunned sadness watching another scene of tragedy and devastation.  Whether by natural disaster, human error or hearts full of …

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