The Time of Stories

The holidays are a time for story telling.  We tell stories of Christmas, of the Hanukkah lights, of Jack Frost and the baby New Year, of the birth of Jesus, the coming of Krampus (or not), Rudolf and Frosty the Snowman.  Parents tell stories about their kids, kids tell on their parents, siblings tell stories…

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Happy Solstice

I like to think of tonight as the pause. This is the moment between the breathing out and breathing in. It is the time between Fall and Winter.  This is the longest night and tomorrow the light begins to last longer and longer again, step after step as we journey through our internal landscapes to…

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In Your Own Light

It’s common to see the Holidays as the big 3:  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.  There are, of course, others in and around that time including Hanukkah and Kwanza and New Years which remind us that the holidays are about more than merchandising.  I tend to look at things a bit differently by seeing the Holiday season…

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When Is It Your Turn?

‘Tis the season for the Santa Clause wish list. The collated and prioritized list of what we want and/or expect from our nearest and dearest. It’s also a time for judgement. It’s subtle and not so subtle, but it’s there and everyone feels it. Santa has a naughty or nice list, everyone is trying hastily…

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What Christmas Will You Have?

Part of the joy of the Christmas season is deciding what type of Christmas to have.  Are we staying home this year, going to visit relatives we haven’t seen for a while, going to your mom’s or mine or both?  Some people make a circuit because there are multiple family gatherings on both sides and…

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Moving Towards The Light

In all the hullabaloo that is the Christmas season it’s easy to forget the actual season going on.  This is the last week of fall, even if it already feels like winter in many places and spring is just coming on in others.  In the Northern Hemisphere the trees have shed their leaves, the evergreens…

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Creative Living, Defined

by Elizabeth Gilbert “So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you? Look, I don’t know what’s hidden within you. I have no way of knowing such a thing. You yourself may barely know, although…

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Creating the Holiday

I was out running errands today.  Just the regular, getting life lived kinda errands. Nothing special and yet it turned into a tour de force of the holiday.  I needed to mail some cards and other items, but I was one stamp short so I decided to stop at the Post Office. Two birds/one stone…

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Let’s Go Back

I started out this year with a list of things I wanted to bring into my life.  One of which was yoga.  I’ve done yoga of various kinds for the past 20 years and over the last 4 I’ve found Iyengar yoga which I absolutely love and for a while it seemed like the studio…

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