The Gifts of Pause

Tis the season to be jolly but the ho, ho, ho’s seems to be hiding. Today there is more holy cow than ho, ho, ho! To many of us, it feels as if we are waiting for the other shoe to drop and we are doing it while holding our breath. We haven’t had a…

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Embrace it All

In my twenties, while siting in an old Italian restaurant, I noticed a couple of people wandering around from table to table. One was selling roses and the other a fortune teller, dressed as a gypsy, who eventually approached our table. She quietly saddled up beside each of us and when she got to me,…

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Gifts of Gratitude

How do we remain consistently exuberant and exhilarated by life? What is the secret? It’s all about gratitude. It’s about being delighted in the ordinary and surprised and awed by existence — our own and everyone else’s. It’s about sitting around your Holiday table feeling vitally aware and profoundly grateful for every breath and awareness,…

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