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How We Interpret Life

Last weekend, when I was in AL, I read Pema Chödrön’s book When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times.  Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and a resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. I wanted to share a personal (astonishing) discovery. […]

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Alabama Chanin Weekend

My husband gave me an Alabama Chanin Weekend Workshop for Christmas.  If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you’ll know that I absolutely LOVE to create new things—whether it be with fabric, paper, wood, or letters—basically anything I have at my disposal. For a while now, I’ve been following Natalie Chanin’s work and blog.  You […]

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Belief-O-Matic

Last fall, I took the 20-question Belief-O-Matic quiz on Beliefnet, just to see where I fell on the religious spectrum, because as you know, I’ve pretty much said goodbye to organized religion, calling myself spiritual instead.  [I realize definitions are in order, but we’ll get to that later.] As you’ve probably figured out already—whether or not […]

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Meaning

Since I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for 6 months, I’ve missed out on telling you so much—namely, all that I’ve learned in the meantime, in my reading and in my discussions with others.  I feel like I’m growing so fast, I can’t keep up with it all…and that’s a good thing! I’ve switched gears […]

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Great and Small

A year and a half ago, I did a post entitled Gentle, Lyrical Touch, referring to Butterflyfish’s first CD, Ladybug.  I bemoaned the paucity of spiritual music for children, at least ones I could listen to, too. Here’s what I said then: “Why not have songs that mirror a larger culture and incorporate truths into […]

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