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A Hole in the Center of Our Past

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America Good Evening, God It really is fun to discover that you had a HUGE hole in the history of

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Posted in connecting, Curiosity, learning

Suddenly Seeing — What’s Been There

Good Evening, God This is a close-up of Pink Tacoma blossoms.  I’ve seen and enjoyed them for years. But, earlier this week I saw these trees on the eastern side of our valley.  I saw them for the first time!

Posted in awareness, beauty, Choosing to respond, Compassion, connecting, Curiosity, delight, learning, seeing

Do-Nothing Farming – Works

Good Evening, God I’m loving this book — The One-Straw Revolution. I ordered it on a whim . . . part of my new awareness of the importance of traditional agriculture. But, this book takes us way back — well

Posted in accepting my ability to REDESIGN, awareness, connecting, Creating, Failure as Teacher, Failure to assess, Future, Greening Spirit, humility, learning, The Learning Revolution, trying vs learning, web of life

I learn more about PDST

Good Evening, God I’m back on the topic of how to treat Post Traumatic Stress.  Once again, I am listening to Bessel van der Kolk. Let me just lay out what I have learned.  First, traumatic stress an affront or

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Posted in Compassion, connecting, healing, health, learning, LOVE, Persistence, self-compassion, so much to learn, the gift of persistent love

Empathy: A Key

Good Evening, God! I was idly flipping through this book when I was stopped by his use of EMPATHY.  It seemed that was a key to one of the best Venture Capitalists in Silicon Valley.  I had thought of “empathy”

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Posted in Curiosity, Empathy, Laurence Gonzales, learning, LOVE, mental maps

Walking a free-form labyrinth

Good Evening, God! Imagine my delight, God, when I was lead by a dear friend up to the the labyrinth at the Saint Anthony’s Retreat Center.  My delight was compounded by finding it was a “free-form” labyrinth.  It wandered in

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Posted in delight, Enjoyment, Inner Journeys, Labyrinth, layer upon layer, learning, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us

Stuck in What We Know

Good Evening, God! It was LOVE/LUST at first sight with the iPhone. I wanted it. In fact, I wanted my Life to be just like the face of the iPhone — full of things clearly named and easily accessible. At

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Posted in connecting, Energy, gratitude, growing toward up, learning, taking time to focus

The Power of Information

Good Evening, God! I came across a  interesting article in the August 14, 2017 Bloomberg Businessweek on mapping the ground UNDER New York City.  Subterranean cartographers are at work, God, combining a variety of maps to get a FULL information

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Posted in connecting, images, interactions, layer upon layer, learning, mental maps, processing on deeper levels, supportive organizational structures

Charting a Path through my day

Good Evening, God! Almost at the end of my day, God. But, I still have some things I want to do . . . well, just two. I’m letting one BIG one go until tomorrow. I LIKE getting things done. And

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Posted in Books, connecting, learning, Planning

A Pre-Lent crescent moon

Good Day, God! Thank You for early morning walks with dear and trusted friends! Thank You for thin crescent moons showing through the morning clouds. Thank You for this gift of Life! How appallingly easy it is to have my

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Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for and accepting forgiveness, awareness, connecting, healing, learning, Maintenance, Quieting my Lizard Brain, rest

Blogs I Follow
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

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