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How in standing down I’m stepping up

I have a few things in my life to manage, and I tend to try to be on top of them. I feel better (read: more sane) when I face things directly. My tasks, jobs, things that are necessary of my days, interests of mine, and so on. I much prefer to take the lead […]

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Merry Everything

Christmas. Winter Holidays. Longer daylight hours. Work successes. Personal achievements. Gathering. Friendship. Family. A love of a lifetime. Everything. Right where we are. Contentment. Deep, abiding Holy Ahhhhh….. Of course, and thank You.

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Routine is resistance to wonder

  There’s a lot to be said for being comfortable. If I had to choose between living in a constant state of homeostasis and living in a constant state of fight, flight, or freeze…? Well, duh. We all know what stress does to the human body (let alone mind) over time. Medical findings and common […]

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Mental hamsters into mindfulness

For most of my life I’ve had a hamster on a wheel in my head. Can you relate? In my process of self-awareness over the years, I can see how our relationship has evolved, this hamster and me: First I befriended it. This was good. Then I gave it permission to take occasional naps. This […]

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Turn emotional lead into gold, like this:

The other day I caught myself reacting in my head in, well, not what I would in any form call a mindful, observing way. A thoughtless comment was made, I took it personally, and although neutral on the outside I was incredibly animated on the inside. Can you relate? I know, I know — thoughtless […]

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