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Let the Adults Speak

Dear #Drumpf – You don’t know shit from Shinola when it comes to most everything about anything. Luck and a good inheritance has been on your side for far too long, because it sure as shit hasn’t been looks, sweetie. So, here are a few tips for public speaking (my gift to you, muah!): 1. Get a […]

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Safe Passage

“Do you give yourself and others safe passage through your mind?”  This question was recently posed in a meditation forum I belong to.  Often times, we do not. I have been thinking a lot lately about the labels we use, not just for things but people as well….stereotypes, to be more specific.  We define most […]

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Finding True Refuge

“Each time you meet an old emotional pattern with presence, your awakening to truth can deepen. There’s less identification with the self in the story and more ability to rest in the awareness that is witnessing what’s happening. You become more able to abide in compassion, to remember and trust your true home. Rather than […]

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Thich Naht Hahn Quote

“When we respect our blood ancestors and spiritual ancestors, we feel rooted. If we can find ways to cherish and develop our spiritual heritage we will avoid the kind of alienation that is destroying society and we will become whole again. We must encourage others, especially young people, to go back to their traditions and […]

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Do No Harm, But Take No S**t

The more I practice each of the Four Agreements, the more I seem to expect that others will do the same.  The most common pitfall of the ego is to experience brief moments of delusions of grandeur – it gets you into real trouble with reality.  Sometimes, I think that by conducting myself in a […]

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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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Buddha Quote

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships.” I caught myself in the midst of raging doubt this week about a new friendship.  The doubt stemmed from wondering if this person was really worth being friends with.  We have all had those conversations […]

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Optimism can lead you to Denial

Psychologists debate the topic of “optimism” versus “pessimism” frequently.  Their discussions generally center on the benefits and drawbacks of focusing on one or the other state of mind will either boost or deteriorate your mental health.  Not only have they yet to come to a consensus amongst peers on the matter, some of them can’t […]

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