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When You Feel the Stress of Taking a Side

“There is a field out beyond right and wrong, I’ll meet you there.”  Rumi  So much of the world right now is caught up in polarities: right and wrong, good and bad, left and right.  But have you noticed that the lines between them are getting more and more blurred? What I thought I could

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The Difference Between Fragile and Sensitive

Let’s face it, sensitive people get a bad wrap in our society.  Crying at a movie? SO sensitive. Worried about a narcissistic boss? Don’t be so sensitive. Reacting to being bullied, yelled at, or other aggression? Toughen up.  What if these were absolutely appropriate, adaptive and resilient responses to a humanity where we are all

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What Happened When I Gave Up?

You might be thinking that I was really depressed, flopped out on the couch or decided to walk away from something. The truth is, I gave up running from myself. Do you know that pattern? And I stopped following the “I should really…” and the “I better….” and the “What if’s” that were keeping me

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How Has False Fear Affected Your Life?

We spend our lives trying to be the observers of the catastrophe, rather than being in the catastrophe.  Turns out, neither is a great place to be.  First of all, my heart goes out to all the people of the Ukraine who are fleeing or fighting in an untenable situation, and all the people of

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You DO Matter, and This Is Why

 When I was young,I asked big questions,  Why do we have to sit in school?Who invented going to work all day?Why don’t adults play more?What can I know for sure?  (turns out, not a lot!)  I still ask big questions and wonder why the world has to be like it is.  I wonder how this big machine

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Moving from Shoulds to Wants

This blog sprung up from a Facebook post that had so much reaction, I’m going with it! I have lived most of my life, from the time I was an early teen, from the question “What should I do?”. What should I wear What should I say, write, study, exercise, eat, vote, respond,  This is

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Are You Stuck in Judgement? Here’s Why

When we start to see the worth in everyone,  life changes.  Invisible chains release. False ideas leave. The masks are taken off.  Forgiveness and compassion arise.  And a world based on unconditional love becomes possible. Peace and presence enter and it is like life itself reaches in and says “let me take over.” One thing

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What is the Divine Feminine Anyway?

We are hearing the phrase “The Divine Feminine” now more than ever before. Why? Because it is safer now. Not completely safe for everyone, and for some in this world, still dangerous, but it’s definitely coming out! It’s beautiful, it is time… and it can also be a bypass. I love all the qualities in

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The Great Thaw: Becoming Unstuck in Your Body and In the World

It’s November, 2021. We are at a particular point in history that has never been seen before. The world is somewhat messily coming through a pandemic, people are restless and there is a lot of emotional expression going on out there, in the news, in the shops and in our families and our bodies.  Do

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