November 20, 2023
Abundance or Scarcity

The Season of Thanks Even though Thanksgiving is only practiced in the United States, there is an imbued desire among humans to express gratitude that comes in many forms like appreciation, admiration, awareness, and awe. So much in life is taken for granted and unnoticed in our bustling around day by day. Taking time to […]

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November 8, 2023
Pause and Reflect

The long view In my working career I came to a realization that when we measure everything only by ‘results’, there is not always satisfaction. Perseverance for the long view is beyond the culture of achievement. As two vengeful wars are blazing, hearts are cut open to compassion and hope. Vaclav Havel who served as […]

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October 18, 2023
The Whole Town 'Looked Up'

Beautiful autumn sunshine on an auspicious day in the Texas hill country where the eclipse was visible to all. Unusual for our village to be collectively observing a cyclical pattern with interest and acclamations of awe. Gatherings at the public library, at Old Town on 7A, from decks and high places, we all looked up! […]

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October 17, 2023
Speaking Up

Literally, the heat rises from the bottom of my feet, firmly planted in two-inch heels, up my calves, into my solar plexus, up my throat. My head is about to explode. My vocal cords feel slightly constricted as I begin to probe. Was there a specific reason you changed our strategy? What changed? Was anyone […]

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August 30, 2023
Poker Power, Risk & Reward

It all depends on the degree of willingness to be the producer, the stage crafter, the star performer, and the observer of your life. Crazy, uncertain times in which we are living seem to be pushing people away from the choices to take chances that point us towards more of what we want in life […]

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August 11, 2023
Summertime at the Movies

Did anyone ever say to you, “who do you think you are?” Yep, and the trigger may still sting in your heart. How dare you act like you are somebody! This theme played out in the double-header stories on the big screen this summer when a scientist was co-opted by government, and a young woman […]

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May 26, 2023
Rethinking Aging With EASE

The concept of aging hit home for me years ago when interviewing my 96 year-old friend, Marj, who explained to me that the opposite of old is not young; The opposite of old is NEW. That statement told me she lives her life with curiosity and openness.  Her statement led me to think of lifespan […]

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April 8, 2023
Shifting Sands to Holy Ground

Shifting Sands to Holy Ground Finding balance while standing on shifting sands pulls me towards a hunger for holy ground. April arrived with blessed rains in 'my' valley; the space and place where I am rooted within community. In times where uncertainty is prevalent, I recognized the weaving of three holy gatherings honoring the resurrection […]

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March 23, 2023
Spring has sprung

Spring, 2023 Maybe it’s because I was birthed near the Spring Equinox, or because in spring my body senses burst forth seeing bluebonnets, spotting robins and noticing buds everywhere I look, but it seems that March is the beginning of the year for me.  I’m noticing my resistance to January as a beginning. Feels more […]

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December 16, 2022
Solstice Season

Winter Solstice season is when the Sun reaches the lowest point in the sky. It is also known as Yule and has been celebrated for centuries around the world and as early as the Stone Age. It is considered by the Celts as one of the 8 Sabbats/holidays representing Birth/Death/Rebirth. The longest night of the […]

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