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Be Different: Because in being different, we are all the same

During the month of December, I’ll be participating in a project called Reverb 10.  Reverb 10 is “an open online initiative that encourages participants to reflect on this year and manifest what’s next. It’s an opportunity to retreat and consider the reverberations of your … Continue reading

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How To Be Connected: A Class Reunion in Cyberspace

During the month of December, I’ll be participating in a project called Reverb 10.  Reverb 10 is “an open online initiative that encourages participants to reflect on this year and manifest what’s next. It’s an opportunity to retreat and consider the reverberations of your … Continue reading

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How To Be True: Remembering your divine purpose

Imagine the moments just before you were born — milliseconds before you made your grand entrance and drew your first, jagged, shocking breath of air.  In those last few moments before you emerged, your soul, held tenderly in the hands … Continue reading

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How To Be Compassionate: You really have nothing better to do . . .

My clock-radio is always set to wake me to the morning news.  Sometimes I question the wisdom of this decision.  Most of the stories that are broadcast in the morning are not especially uplifting or motivating.  I often think that … Continue reading

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How To Be Curious: Do you know what’s in your neighbor’s garage?

A couple of weeks ago, my children and I were visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Ohio.  In the afternoon of our second day, my two daughters and I decided we would go for a walk.  As we wandered the … Continue reading

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How To Be Understanding: Comforting your consuming emotions

We all have the experience with being afflicted by the ravages of consuming emotions: Guilt.  Envy.  Bitterness.  Worry.  Despair.  These are the emotions that feed on the goodness of our hearts, bit by bit taking from the heart’s abundant energy.  … Continue reading

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How To Be Compassionate: Use Your Imagination

I wish I knew What it’s like to be A splinter, a bee. A song, a sea. A tree, a shoe. A bird that’s new. I wish I knew What it’s like to be you.  –   By my daughter Tamar, … Continue reading

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How To Be Loving: A Mother’s Message of Love

Today is Mother’s Day. My mother passed away thirteen years ago, in September of 1996.  She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about eighteen months before.  After surgery and treatment, she went into remission for over a year.  In that … Continue reading

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How To Be Loving: Treat everything you touch as you would a beloved child

  The other day I was telling my teenage daughter how odd it is (if you think about it — which I do) that if you are having trouble with some object — let’s say a cell phone that loses … Continue reading

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How To Be Aware: Know that All Moments Matter

All moments matter. Perhaps you believe that there are two types of moments:  Ordinary moments and extraordinary moments; moments that are to be treasured and moments that might as well be pitched in the trash. But all of our “ordinary … Continue reading

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