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Explorations of mind, paths, and life

Labyrinth of Possibility

Posted on October 9, 2010 - Filed Under adventure, beginnings, ceremony, crossroads, fear, feelings, gratitude | 1 Comment

A labyrinth is symbolic of the sacred journey inward, providing opportunity to meditate and re-center. The shifts at each turn trigger a shift from left-brain to right-brain, allowing for a dance of the mind that opens one to one’s inner-most knowledge and self. Faced with the Labyrinth at Mountain Valley Center in Otto, NC, I […]

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Potential

Posted on September 19, 2010 - Filed Under art, art therapy, feelings | 2 Comments

Doing hard work – with my heart – but there is always potential, for new, for brighter, for dreamier, for closer, for more connection, for falling apart, and coming back together.

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How Simple…

Posted on August 16, 2010 - Filed Under breathe, creatures, Evelyn, feelings, marriage | Leave a Comment

“How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now.” ~ Gerald Jampolsky Last Tuesday was a day full of movement for me… between wrapping up a chapter of my life, and literally starting a new one, I found […]

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Connected Via Crumbs

Posted on July 31, 2010 - Filed Under California, family, feelings, food, gratitude | 2 Comments

I’m back home. The transition was a bit hard, only because I returned to a completely empty house (actually, that isn’t true, good friends stayed here that first night, and I had Gizmo) however, the house feels big. I have doors closed to unused spaces, and my son is in California. Gizmo and I are […]

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And it Was On Fire

Posted on July 3, 2010 - Filed Under art, ceremony, feelings, journaling, life | 2 Comments

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I want to cut it all off…

Posted on June 30, 2010 - Filed Under Evelyn, fear, feelings, healing | 5 Comments

I have lost another round of hair… and I am feeling completely defeated. I never imagined I would feel this kind of distress over my hair… Where did I get the idea that my hair makes me a woman? I notice every person with thinning hair and wonder what THEY are feeling about it. Are […]

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How He Found Me, How I Lost Myself

Posted on June 3, 2010 - Filed Under anger, autobiography, crossroads, fear, feelings | 1 Comment

I sit, rain slamming and tapping over the noise of a busy cafe. I smother butter all over a piece of whole grain bread and chomp with lurid agitation at the poppy-seed dressing doused on a perfect salad, despite my smiling request for dressing on the side. I wriggle in my seat, because it is […]

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Being Found

Posted on April 20, 2010 - Filed Under feelings, Heinz, self concept, sisters, thoughts | Leave a Comment

I have been contemplating this post for weeks, aware of what March and April mean to me on so many levels. It was this time last year that I had my last visit to Villa Luna Rica, that my heart shifted upside-down and left me working really hard to understand what all I was feeling, […]

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Psychodrama

Posted on January 28, 2007 - Filed Under child, childhood, feelings, self reflect | Leave a Comment

Our atheist in the room struggles for but a moment with the term “higher power.” I could not visualize a thing until she gently protested the term. The moment she was vulnerable and admitted her position my higher power appeared. It was lovely, and such a gift. Why not look to our own inner being […]

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