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Donald Trump Inspires Me

Donald Trump inspires me to look at my own shadow. Where is my bigotry, my fear, my hatred? How do I bring those shadow attributes to the light and confront them with understanding and a desire to heal? He inspires … Continue reading

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Invitation to 58 acts of kindness

On January 8th, a birthday I share with Elvis, David Bowie and my Uncle Rab, I will be 58 (although I don’t feel a day over 35). Recently an acquaintance, Bunni, extended an unexpected kindness to me. Then I experienced … Continue reading

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Ending 2014 and Creating 2015

Here are some questions to consciously end 2014 and set a clear intention for 2015. Enjoy! Completing 2014 What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2014? What did you change in your life because of that lesson? What is … Continue reading

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Yet another reminder about focus

After using an exercise DVD dozens of times, I noticed the back of someone’s head appear briefly in the bottom right hand corner of the video. The person accidentally moved into camera range and just as quickly moved out. I … Continue reading

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Judgment Free Zone

A pen from Planet Fitness mysteriously appeared in our home.  What surprised me more than the pen’s appearance was the printed tagline—Judgment Free Zone. I was ready to sign up for a membership. Although I don’t want to join a … Continue reading

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Now that Lent is winding down

As Lent winds down, I’m reflecting on my Lenten fast from fear and control.  Was any progress made?  Not surprisingly, many opportunities to look at these two issues presented themselves since Lent began on February 13.   We do get more … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white person. She got arrested. Although incidents like that had happened before, the NAACP decided this was the best case for a court challenge.  … Continue reading

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A Man Named Pearl

The documentary A Man Named Pearl inspired my husband Tom and I to visit Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden in Bishopville, South Carolina. The energetic 73-year-old Fryar gave our group a tour.  Pearl’s mission, he told us, is to express his … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reminder to Trust

Something I noticed on a recent work trip to Raleigh was how well things flowed.  I had good weather for most of the four hour drive, traffic was light and the hotel was easy to find. The training was held … Continue reading

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How Our Stories Create Our Experience

My sister, Maria, and I recently reminisced about our dad.  We marveled at the ease with which he learned to use the MP3 player we’d bought him to take to dialysis.  His ease contrasted with my angst about setting the … Continue reading

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