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An article I read recently got me thinking. Although it is a religious tract, my thoughts turned to my own personal struggles, nothing religious. The article is about the human mix that we all are, both the good and the bad. The article suggests that when we are at our best we are “saints who know ourselves Read more…


This past week I witnessed two friends come to loggerheads about a political issue. One friend had tried to reach out in the form of a letter to someone who had very different political opinions. The other friend chastised the letter-writer for being too soft and gentle, to the point of appearing close to supporting the views Read more…


I wasn’t sure about what to present in my blog today. In the past two weeks I have experienced a variety of events affecting me directly and personally, or indirectly through our society and culture. A lot is going on in our world, much that is upsetting. I could have written about resilience, or understanding how I Read more…


Learning to be aware of sensory input enhances our lived experiences and our ability to make decisions and relate to others. This workshop opens the participants to using their whole bodies and selves in their lives through exercises in gently flexing their bodies, breathing exercises, and noticing sensory input. Writing, art making, and dialogue are also a Read more…


I have been hearing about fake news for a while now. I think many of us have. It has become the charge by some that certain information about current events should be discounted. Or it is a derogatory statement describing some of the news, usually the news that someone does not agree with, and does not believe Read more…


Yesterday I attended a religious service that focused on acknowledging our human dependence on and embeddedness in the natural environment, and the necessity to take better care of our environment and earth. A few days earlier I read about an indigenous African culture that believes that the West is as endangered as any other culture precisely because Read more…


Yesterday I heard an expression that really struck me. I don’t know to whom to accredit it. Here it is, “blessed are they who are flexible, for they will not get bent out of shape.” Immediately one gets the gist; be open to the new and to change, or else one will struggle.   Unpacking this expression Read more…


A couple of months ago I agreed to voluntarily chair a committee that requires monthly duties. These tasks include creating and updating charts, writing letters, setting up meetings, helping create agendas, and traveling to meet with other groups. I was reluctant to accept this responsibility. The reason I did so was because I realized that no one Read more…


Last weekend I visited an old friend I had not seen in four years. We had lost track of how long it had been and my friend actually referred to her old calendars to find the definitive answer. Part of the reason that we had not seen each other were changes in each of our lives causing Read more…


Last week I attended a celebratory event. People were invited to the centennial of an old, restored industrial building. The person who owns it has made it into a gallery for her art and also an event space for weddings and parties. I expected to meet people and enjoy some good conversation, food and music. I looked Read more…