Winter Solstice

The Solstice is a moment, a passing, a turning point. The word literally means “sun standing” – the day when the sun appears to stop moving in the sky as it turns back in a slow journey towards summer. The …

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Hope Re-kindled

Have you recently observed young children playing in the park or a baby learning how to walk? Typically, there is an abundance of determination, optimism, and a sense of hope as they attempt to master the task, fail, and try …

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A Christmas Wish

by Robert Hughes  In 1948, the Indian subcontinent won its independence from British rule. At the time India was a nation with two major religions… Hinduism and Islam… and several smaller ones, including the Jain and Sikh religions. All efforts …

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The Generous Heart

How Giving Transforms Us by Cindy Ricardo One of the ways we come into balance and connection with each other and with life is by giving from the heart. When we give to others, whether it’s an act of kindness, …

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The Emerging Power of ‘We’

Awakening to the Evolution of Community by Linda Sechrist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s suggestion that the next Buddha would likely not take form as an individual but rather as a sangha, a community practicing mindful living, led many people …

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The BeaLine

Our Vision: A community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships. For people leaving an abusive relationship, safety is often the most important concern. Without a safe place to live, it is hard to get a good night’s sleep. Knowing …

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Enough for All

In Pursuit of Grateful Living by David Steindl-Rast Grateful living is the awareness that we stand on holy ground—always—in touch with mystery. Jewish sages interpret the words of Genesis 3:5 in a way that is of great relevance to grateful …

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The Art of the Nap

Unplugging From Life Without Apology by Marlaina Donato Children, four-legged family members, Thanksgiving overeaters and the occasional squirrel on a branch have mastered an art that eludes most of us, and they engage in it without a shred of guilt. …

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Loving Ourselves Madly

Practicing Intentional Self-Love by Scott Stabile It’s not enough to wish for more self-love. We must be intentional about creating it and commit to loving ourselves by practicing these habits every day. Don’t believe our thoughts. Our minds lie to …

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The Grace of Abundance

Five Practices to Create a More Abundant Life by Meriflor Toneatto Abundance means plenty—a flowing of love, vitality, wealth, joy, prosperity, success and more. GRACE is an acronym representing five practices that can magnify abundance in all areas of life, …

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