7 Ways of Thinking that Must Change

Photo Courtesy of Alcosphoto 7 Ways of Thinking That Must Change “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.” — Albert Einstein, 1954 Lately, I’ve been both sad and angry with current thinking which seems to normalize viewpoints that, at least to my mind, are immoral, unethical, and even […]

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BUTTERFLY When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.                                 –Dean Jackson I’ve been thinking […]

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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After Some people ask the secret of our long marriage.  We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week.  A little candlelight dinner, soft music, and dancing.  She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. Henny Youngman  The other day Jim asked me if I would like to go with him to his […]

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I Miss The 1960s!

I Miss the 1960s! “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” ― John Lennon One of my favorite TV shows is Sunday Morning on CBS.  This week’s show included a video of The Beatles’ 1960s […]

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What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago

What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago “All we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”                                                                                                              –The Buddha Ten years ago I was 53.  My husband had just been diagnosed with leukemia.  My daughter just graduated from college and […]

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Working Through Sadness

Working through Sadness  “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”                                                                               […]

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Life is Suffering. Really?

Life is Suffering.  Really? “The emotional storms unfold differently when they are cradled in awareness.”                                                                                                                  –Jon Kabat Zinn I’ve encountered more than enough suffering in the last couple of weeks.  At the top of the list is my daughter, Katrina.  She had neck fusion surgery three years ago and it has completely collapsed.  The […]

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Doubt and Self-Compassion

“To be a better person, spend less time filling out your personal scorecard and more time being kind . . . to you.” ― Philip Chard, Nature’s Ways: Experiencing the Sacred in the Natural World No doubt about it, we’ve all experienced doubt at some point in our lives.  It’s part of being human.  And […]

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