Musings

Pema Chodron Quote

In her book, Comfortable with Uncertainty, Pema Chodron discusses the importance of humor and openness towards ourselves as we begin the work to undo all of the past agreements we have made in our lives that have caused us suffering. “Learning how to be kind to ourselves is important. When we look into our own […]

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It All Comes Back to Me

My grandfather used to say that death could bring out the best and the worst in people.  Ever since December 14th, 2012, we have grappled with the reality that the unthinkable happened.  Conversations amongst myself and loved ones vacillate from compassion for the families of those brutally murdered to anger towards a system that failed […]

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Assumptions

Recently, I met my love’s ex-girlfriend who wasn’t just any ex-girlfriend, but a woman that he had considered marrying not too long ago.  She is South African and her work visa expired.  They had been together for a few years and loved one another, so panic set in when they realized that their relationship would […]

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Cultivate More Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity….It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

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Wayne Dyer ROCKS!

“That music that you hear inside of you urging you to take risks and follow your dreams is your intuitive connection to the purpose in your heart since birth. Be enthusiastic about all that you do. Have that passion with the awareness that the word enthusiasm literally means ‘the God (enthos) within (iasm).’ Don’t die […]

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The Jump Out Boyz Are Back!

Until recently, I hadn’t ever heard much from the people who would frequent the apartment on the side of the house next door.  I have come to learn, however, that they are not much better than the dudes living in the unit in the back.  Thursday night, they made the mistake of screwing the wrong crackhead out of […]

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30 Days, 30 Mantras

This 30-day challenge was inspired by a dear friend.  30 Days to reconnect with your meditation practice!  Time to get your butt on your cushion!  Mantra is a Sanskrit word that means “manas” or “mind” and “tra” or “train” or “harness”. By repeating a mantra over and over during meditation, you are using it as […]

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The Battle at the Border

This past weekend, J-ville played host to the epic battle between University of Florida Gators and the University of Georgia Bulldogs.  This rivalry dates back some 90+ years and is one of the few rivalry games that still get hosted at a neutral site.  In fact, J-ville has been the home of this game since 1933.  People start arriving in town […]

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