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Where is your motivation right now? I have been thrown off balance by the violence and chaos at the capitol and am asking myself this question. At a time when I am usually plowing into my new year plans with training and projects, I am distracted and confused. Are you feeling this? I have been …

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Change is coming – it is inevitable and 2021 will likely deliver it up in spades. With resistance taking a front seat in politics, to the point where people are seriously identifying with it, it seems a good time to remind ourselves of the obvious. Nothing is permanent. Our survival in life is dependent on …

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Every year I make resolutions – they are more like wishes – and every year I conduct a ritual to review the ones of last year and contemplate the new ones. It is a twenty-year tradition that has brought great meaning and satisfaction. That is until this year. After the travesty of last year’s resolutions, …

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It is time for reflection  – to reconcile the events of the year that have left us perplexed and adrift. It is the winter solstice, a time to hunker into our inner most selves to consider what wants to surface. It is time for a holiday break, a much-needed respite after the long slog of …

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Connecting to the revelations of this year of challenge has been a theme surfacing in numerous places. In my workshop, “2020 Year In Review” I was surprised as one profound insight after another was shared. I see it in posts on social media as well. What does this say about us? With the media’s focus …

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Are you aware how much you have learned adapting to the unusual circumstances of this year? Like it or not, necessity has forced us to consider what is important and find new ways to maintain a sense of normalcy. For some, jobs have been forced on-line, others have had to invent new things to do …

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We are all struggling with how to be close as social distance restrictions tighten. With the holidays upon us, it is having real consequences. The longer it goes, the more the impact is felt. My mother just turned 101 years old and it was too dangerous to have a party. We had our family reunion …

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A message of hope was apparent throughout President Elect Joe Biden’s victory speech to the country. There were themes of decency, fairness, and unity to put away the rancor that’s been dividing us. There was a call to action to trust science to help control the pandemic, restore climate control, and achieve racial justice.  There …

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The final line “You’re part of this place, not a visitor” from My Octopus Teacher grabbed me, as did the whole documentary.* It resonates deeply with an awareness I’ve had since I was young, beliefs I integrate into my work and things I’m currently reading. At a time when we’re being inundated with divisiveness, pulled …

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Are you avoiding something? Fall is usually a time for starting things, like school, new projects or plans. Lately,  I have found myself avoiding all this, are you? Mother nature does not avoid Fall – maybe it is late or early or lasts long or short, but in the northern hemisphere, it always happens. Yes, …

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