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Self Pity or Self Compassion?

Good Evening, God I just finished reading Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. In it she raises the specter of “self pity”. As I read it I thought about what a common theme this is in our society. My

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Posted in connecting, creativity in loving service, developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, self care as self compassion and humility, self pity, self-compassion, The daily details of love

Rituals made while I wait

Good Evening, God! Always TWEAKING . . . that’s my motto. I love making small little changes — like adjusting a habit . . . a behavior pattern . . . or even how I view some problem. I do it

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Posted in Books, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, refraining from work, Rituals, Work

Dining at the Andover Inn after “Regrouping”

Good Morning, God! I’m not sure if it was my resolution to Go Slow — or Kit’s Good Sense. But we decided to forgo the Friday night dinner we had paid for and, instead dine at the Andover Inn. That

Posted in Creating, creativity in loving service, Mistakes, Needed Repair Time

Grasping the Extent of Our Power to Create

Good Morning, God! Nothing like observing YOUR creations to make us humble. A rainbow is always breathtaking . . . and one against sunset lit clouds . . . even more so. But, humble or not, we ARE made in

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Posted in appreciation, Being a Blessing, Choosing to respond, Creating, creativity in loving service, responding to God's Spirit, Rethinking

Helping Caregivers start businesses — Economic “Reforestation”

Good Morning, God! Well, You woke me EARLY and with this photo in my heart/mind — or whatever part You work with The message that has been running around and around in my mind is THIS: If you want to

Posted in a hand up, Advocates for Africa's Children, Africa Works, being planted, Choosing to respond, connecting, connections, creativity in loving service, Giving, JOY

Roots, Pots and Redesigning our lives

Hi God! I was so happy to find an example of a plant that was root bound! Mind you, the big palms at Suz’s had more spectacular roots than these tulips. But this image is enough to give the idea.

Posted in being repotted, compassion to care for myself, creativity in loving service, imagining, resourcefulness, Rethinking, self care as self compassion and humility, stopping to see, Venturing out of the shallows?, water and love

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Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

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A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching