Monthly Archives: May 2014


Failing math, in the 4th grade, seemed like the end of the world. I sat on our patio bench and cried. I was crushed, helpless, when confronted with long division. My teacher, in her final years of teaching, didn’t have … Continue reading

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“Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.”

Thought for the Day: “My beloved child, break your heart no longer. Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart. You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality. The time has come. Your … Continue reading

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A Synthesis of Self-Care

My client community feeds my body and spirit. Sometimes I carry canvas bags filled with fresh produce from my clients’ gardens. You might see me loaded down with tomatoes, kale, squash, beets, lettuce, honey, or even a container of cold … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of the Ocean

This photo is from 1972. I’m in the baseball cap, with my brother and cousins, and it reminds me that my grandfather, and his 10 siblings, had a deep spiritual connection to the ocean. He spent his whole life a short … Continue reading

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Cultivating Loving-kindness

In her last days, on this earth, my grandmother dictated a large section of the following meditation, from memory, to my Dad. She was a lifelong avid reader, and this passage was a perfect summation of her attitude toward life. … Continue reading

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Walking the Labyrinth at Chartres

Originally posted on david brazzeal:
The mother of all labyrinths is in the Chartres Cathedral about an hour SW of Paris. Sanan and I, along with our favorite Dutch friend, Willemijn, made the trip last Friday. (FYI, the labyrinth is…

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