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It’s Graduation, Not Retirement

2018-11-09T11:15:36+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

It took me by surprise, when I first heard myself say I was “graduating.”  But the more I lived it, the more I realized it was true. I hadn’t always felt this way.  When I first considered “retiring”, I was mostly thinking of it as a long vacation.  Then I realized leaving work [...]

The Easy One-Two-Three of Automatic Writing

2018-11-09T11:39:08+00:00 Featured Resource, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Automatic writing is a simple, fast, and effective way to reduce anxiety.  Writing takes the anxious thoughts that are stuck circling in your deep emotional brain and moves them on through, allowing your cognitive brain to give you distance and perspective.  Automatic writing doesn’t change the outside world, but it does change how [...]

Lord make me an instrument of your peace

2018-11-09T11:39:27+00:00 Latest Thoughts|

  Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much [...]

Coffee – With a Grain of Salt

2018-11-09T11:48:56+00:00 Latest Thoughts|

Have you heard the news about coffee?  The latest research shows that coffee drinking is associated with longer life. A large European study found that men and women who drank more than 3 cups a day had lower mortality from digestive and circulatory diseases, and a large American study found lower risk for all-cause [...]

Are You “Home Alone?”

2018-11-09T16:36:33+00:00 Health And Wellness, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

The home in your heart…where mind and body touch one another. If you had a stressful, disconnected, even traumatic life as a child, you lived with a constant flow of stress bio-chemicals. That caused your brain to build more pathways to send and receive those biochemical stress messages. Your brain became “hardwired” for [...]

Do Something New (First You Breathe)

2018-11-09T11:40:38+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Remember this? “If you always do what you always did… You’ll always get what you always got.” I’ve known that, even taught it, for years.  But lately I realized something.  Sometimes – not always, but sometimes –I fool myself into thinking I’m doing something new, something different, when really, I’m doing what I [...]