Four feel-good fiction features (plus 287 more)

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There is always a book that I am currently reading. I used to hear of people who had two or more books going at the same time, and I never understood how they could tear themselves away from the first one before it was finished, to immerse themselves into the second.

Now, I myself have fallen into that habit: I have a print copy for reading on the deck, and an electronic book for reading in bed. Don’t knock it ’til you try it!

My usual genre of choice is transformational nonfiction Read More

Not having agreement? Here’s the harmonious antidote, no other player needed.

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As we proceed through more, extended time of StayAtHome, we –and the ones we love most — might be starting to drive each other nuts. Can you relate?

However, let me pose this thought: nothing about this in our relationships is new, we just can no longer look at it out the corner of our eyes. Our external distractions are diminished, we can’t as easily run or hide from each other.

This is a good thing. Because we get to full-on see through the eyes of Love: Read More

A soundtrack for our lives

Pam Grout ACIM

I adore this book. This is A Course In Miracles for, well, everyone. This finally makes ACIM all make sense for me. On a live-your-life-daily level.

The how-to. In specifics. With all my human-ness, included.

This resonates.

For example, Pam Grout has connected songs to some of the lessons. Read More

Living through, together.

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The robins have returned this past week, the weather now embraces sitting outside in the sunshine, and I went for a walk with my dog. I’m grateful for a returning sense of peace — I’ll be honest, I had lost my sense of balance of late. And while on my walk I received a profound gift from strangers. One that reminded me of what’s real. And that this is the inherent Truth to everything. Read More

Successfully staying at home with the ones we most love, without losing our minds

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Self-quarantine. Shelter in place. Hunker in. 15 days to slow the spread. Working from home. School distance learning. However you call it, just #StayHome, folks. This too shall pass, one day we will indeed be able to leave the house for absolutely no reason. And also to meet friends and extended family at a dine-in restaurant.

In the meantime, we are all cooped up for extended time together — spouses, partners, children, parents, maybe even friends are temporarily combining households. With no known end date, how do we navigate our extended close-quartered time without biting each others’ heads off?

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First off, I’d say retired couples have a lot to teach us by example. Who do you consider successful at their relationship in retirement? Have a conversation with them about it. In the meantime, here is a secret to thriving together in the lifestyle of being at home in close quarters: Read More

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