Spirit Junkies – Grounding Heaven On Earth

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  “A spirit junkie is someone who chooses to perceive the world through loving lenses.” – Gabrielle Bernstein  It used to perplex me how I made it to mid-life and had not become addicted to anything. Where so many people … Continued

How Are You Responding To Existence? – Your Body Knows

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  I am sitting at my desk looking out over the expanse of green trees and the surrounding escarpment. It’s grey and cool outside and there are raindrops still clinging to the window from a morning shower.   Blue jays … Continued

Are You An Angel Born In Hell? How To Transcend The Paradox

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  At this time in our earthly evolution, there are many who are suffering the ravages of war, hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires. There are also those we don’t hear about. The ones who are suffering their own private hell, usually … Continued

The Art of Chillin’ – Balm For The Soul

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  In the summer months, I freelance as a Bed and Breakfast host and Innkeeper. I love this work and it is hard work, yet it suits my inner being while also giving me most afternoons and evenings to pursue writing … Continued

Inner Joy – The New Meaning of Success

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  I went for a 10 km hike yesterday along a trail that leads deep into the woods. It was one of those perfectly magical weather days. Not too hot. Not too cool. Puffy white clouds. Striking blue sky. Butterflies … Continued

Pointing The Compass Home – A Return to Safety

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As I write these words, I am watching the sun descend behind the hills for yet another day. Darkness will soon cast its evening blanket of shadows over the valley and trees, and if I’m really lucky, I’ll get to … Continued

How To Live The Life You Love – Begin Now

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One of my favorite thoughts that I have permanently downloaded into the computer that’s called my mind is, “we create our own joy.”  Doesn’t thinking this thought make you feel good?  It does me, and I am forever reminding myself of … Continued

Writers and Coffee – A Match Made In Heaven

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Writers have an almost crazed reputation for being notorious coffee drinkers, and I would venture to guess there isn’t another group of people who have a closer association with drinking copious amounts of the brew than writers. There are a lot of writers … Continued

Writing Close To The Bone – Part Two

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I am sitting in a cozy chair in the living room while I begin writing close to the bone. I can hear the tic…tic of the clock on the wall. The sound of the fridge humming in the background is almost soothing. … Continued

Writing Close To The Bone – The Art & Practice of Coming Undone

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I am sitting at my desk as I write this. From my window everything looks a bit bleak, bare, and grey. Even the sky looks chilly, pulling the clouds in close like a warm blanket. A few geese have just … Continued