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Turn the Heater On If You’re Cold

Many years ago, I remember talking with my sister about how numb we were growing up.  Because there were so many of us kids, we learned to tolerate any situation, any temperature, without worrying about how we were feeling.  She was going through therapy, as was I, and at one point in the conversation, she […]

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Being a Human Bridge

I’m reading Mark Nepo’s The Exquisite Risk: Daring To Live An Authentic Life, and I’ve come to the chapter entitled “You Must Reverse the Haiku.”  Here’s Nepo, explaining. “So, the question each day becomes: When pressed by life, do I bridge or isolate?  Do I reconnect the web of life and listen to its wisdom? […]

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Shade of Your Own Heart

I loved this story, and I thought I’d share it with you.  It’s from Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening. While you’re mulling that over, as I’ve done for several days now, I offer up another small gift—a joyous sort of anthem.  Seryn’s “We Will All Be Changed.” [Post image: Oak Tree by 4score on […]

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One-of-a-Kind Soul

April is Poetry Month.  You can receive a poem-a-day from Knopf if you’d like.  It’s well worth it.  Such a wide selection of beautiful words, phrases, and thoughts.  Or you could put a FSG Poetry Ringtone on your phone—a couplet by Susan Wheeler.  [Thanks, Becky, for that!] Several years ago, I was a guest author […]

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The War of Art

As I mentioned before, I finished Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.  I would suggest it for anyone, not just artists or craftsmen.  The book is chockfull of wisdom, the kind you return to repeatedly to gain new insight. Today, I want to share several […]

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