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The First Agreement: Be Impeccable with your Word

We make agreements with ourselves and with others all the time, explains Don Miguel Ruiz in his book “The Four Agreements.” We also make agreements with ourselves around who we are, what we believe and how to behave. Often these … Continue reading

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What’s still unclosed for you?

I have a friend who inexplicably broke up with me. There’s something in this that still feels open and charged. Maybe if I knew the reason why I could close this chapter. But right now it still hurts. And it … Continue reading

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Are you ready to do the hard stuff?

Are you ready to do the hard stuff?   Apparently Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter

It’s coming to a close, for better or for worse.  Here’s a little wrap from me and how I want to integrate this big and wild and crazy year: When the world locked down, we were asked to show up … Continue reading

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Grow by giving – practices for being in the world

For some of us it comes easy, and for others, like myself, giving sometimes feels awkward. I worry about the power issues, the “how much is enough” issues, and then there are the “is this really wanted” thoughts. It’s no … Continue reading

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The Enneagram in Autobiography

Take a look at these covers of different autobiographies and see how the nine personality styles of the Enneagram allow insight into their famous authors. Of course, these are guesses into these authors’ Enneagram styles, but they are guesses that … Continue reading

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Yoga gives you a way to create inner sanctuary

“Yoga gives you a way to create inner sanctuary: a safe haven that cradles you and gives you strength when you need it most.”

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Plunge down and enjoy the ride!

I loved this article by Ben Dooley on 5 powerful playground metaphors. Here is a brief excerpt from “The Slide”: “First there’s a lot of going up – usually many steps are involved. It’s hard. And there’s sometimes a line-up … Continue reading

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Intimacy

I just finished reading The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (2012). It is set in North Korea and it explores the ways people are able to hold onto their humanity even having experienced the most brutal and severe conditions … Continue reading

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The Only Poem by Leonard Cohen RIP

The Only Poem   This is the only poem I can read I am the only one can write it I didn’t kill myself when things went wrong I didn’t turn to drugs or teaching I tried to sleep but … Continue reading

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