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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Maya Koyfman attends a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Castro in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Justice Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Friday at her home in Washington. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) If anyone has left a …

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Have you had a chance to recharge? The events swirling around us are leaving many people distressed. If you are aware of what is going on and have any consciousness, there is cause for concern. Taking a break, disconnecting from the chaos helps you reset and recharge. I’ve had a week of peace and calm …

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Ahh Relaxation…

      Ahh relaxation … at Shepard Island, Lake Sunapee NH. Enjoy these photos as my writing break continues. I hope you are finding time to enjoy yourself as well.  

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 I’ve mentioned our nonprofit before but have never fully described it. Let me take a moment to make a PSA about GreenRoom Exchange – our beautiful new website just went live and we are having our “Celebrate the Creative” fundraiser. Though GreenRoom Exchange, Lee and I dovetail our respective interests and values into a mutual …

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I’m on a summer writing break and re-posting articles that are relevant now. This one from Nov. 2015  is pertinent to countering our sense of things being out of control. My focus on self-mastery is self-serving.  I find it difficult to be in situations where people feel like a chess pawn, moved around and victimized …

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I’m taking a summer writing break and posting notes I wrote a while back – this one from 5 years ago. We need more compassion now – here are some thoughts. I love those moments when you think you know something or someone and a new piece of information changes your understanding. It is especially …

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John Lewis left a message to America, read at his funeral, to “let the spirit of peace and everlasting love be our guide”. In this last act of generosity and compassion, he extolled us to carry on the work he spent his life shaping. “Redeem the soul of America” he said, by getting into what …

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Using your instincts to guide you on life’s big decisions is something I know about. It was ten years ago that I met my husband in a random, unusual manner.  It is possible I would have missed the signs of him being my true love if my instincts had not given me so many strong …

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There is great power in being seen. That is, being seen for who you are, seen for your very essence, being seen in a way that says you are understood and appreciated. My recent experience with this was not being seen myself, but in seeing others – animals in fact. The results were so telling, …

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I had an experience that helped me reconnect with what really moves me. It was powerful enough to make me stop, take notice and pay attention to how it benefits me. Later I noticed how it enhances others when they do the same.  This is the perfect antidote to the stress of uncertainty and tension …

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