Spring Blossoms!

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As always, my garden provides never-ending inspiration and meditation.  The “mystery” bush in our new front garden turned out to be this extravagantly flowered Star Magnolia.  Isn’t she GORGEOUS? Healthy, grounded and delightful.  Just how I want to be in my life. Like my garden, I am reaping the rewards of all the composting I did […]

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Making Compost; Fertilizing Happiness

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  Lest you think I have changed the focus of my blog (again!), let me assure you that this is not really a post about gardening!  Though you may learn a few garden-y things along the way… Most long-time gardeners have learned that a healthy garden requires regular nourishment of organic waste and microorganisms.  Though […]

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Reinterpreting Your Past

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I know not what my past still has in store for me,” testified the Indian spiritual poet Tukaram. I believe most of us can say the same thing, and here’s why: The events that happened to us once upon a time keep transforming as we ripen. They come to have different […]

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Living Low Carb in a High Carb Culture

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When I was an enthusiastic vegetarian in my twenties and early thirties, I found it challenging to be “the odd person out” amidst my friends and family–and mainstream food culture.  Between my evangelizing and explaining my choices, meal time was not always very relaxed–for anyone. Funnily enough, vegetarianism is much more accepted in the last […]

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Extracting yourself from a Women’s Gifting “Circle” with Integrity and Grace.

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  Note: I wrote this post at the request of several friends who have left these “Women’s Wisdom Circles aka Women’s Gifting Circles aka Fire Circles, etc…” that have spread like a virus throughout the spiritual & personal development communities internationally.  A great exposé of the “circle” culture can be found here. Perhaps you, like […]

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