Charity is a Practice

December 3, 2017 by - 2 Comments
Heart tree

This past Tuesday was Giving Tuesday on the heels of Cyber Monday. How funny that we have an annual day now to remind people to be charitable. Like yoga, charity is a practice, an approach to life. With charity, we celebrate the divine in all of us.   The tender loving care of human beings …Read More


November 19, 2017 by - 1 Comment

  Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand! –Daniel Boone When I think of the concept of plenty, my mind immediately goes to food. (No surprise.) We are surrounded by agriculture where we live, and …Read More

Sunday, 24 September 2017

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  “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m thinking a lot these days about the interior life–the life that no one else sees. It has to be nurtured and cared for just like our bodies. It’s a …Read More

Daily Handbasket: Sunday, 11 June 17 –Emotions

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  All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you. —Rainer Maria Rilke Emotion may be truthful, but it’s not necessarily the best measure of reality. Wishing you lots of discernment and clarity this week…💜   June 10th Words …Read More

Sunday, 12 February 2017

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  “Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster – children into strength and athletic proportion.” –William C. Bryant*   *Translation: Do the hard stuff. Your life will be better.   Don’t forget to share the title of your favorite love song for a chance on special …Read More

Sunday, 29 January 2017

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      January 28th Words Journal: 340  words Long fiction: 2026 words Short fiction: 0 Non-fiction: 0 words Blogging: 33 words Exercise: A smoke alarm fell off the ceiling, setting off the house alarm, an event that lasted for ten agonizing minutes during which I sprinted frequently from one end of the house to …Read More

Sunday, 22 January 2017

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  Remember to breathe.     “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, but takes away today’s peace.” — Anonymous (Though Miss Nina is happy to claim that she is actually Anonymous. She can’t think of anyone who might be better at it.)   January  21st Words Journal:  110 words Long fiction: 9011 words Short …Read More

Sunday, 15 January 2017

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    Happy Sunday from good dog Scout, who hopes you can find half the happiness he feels when he has his favorite stick (hint: every stick is his favorite stick).       “A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.” — Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton     January 14th Words …Read More