Heart’s Center

The kiss is soft and exacting. Just the way it's suppose to feel. Attentive, alert, and searching. An intense tension of moment. Holding and yielding. The lips quiver as they quicken with wanting. The touch is like a blanket for the soul. Protective and warm, caressing the heart. Hands move together to heart's center and clutch to each other as the layers fall...

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bench photo image source: Copper Beach Institute

On Awaken Everyday

I’m so delighted to contribute an essay to Copper Beach Institute's Awaken Everyday blog, a great site for mindfulness and "real life wisdom for living a life of calm, compassion, and true happiness." My most recent piece about The Gift of Mindfulness was just published.  I...

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"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes."

Acceptance from Lao Tzu

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."   This is easy to say but difficult to do. One of the keys to mindfulness is...

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“Everything Is Waiting for You”

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely even you, at times, have felt the grand array; the...

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Are you the same person you were in high school?

The Reunion to Coming Home

Are you headed back to your hometown for the holidays? One whiff of pecan pie, some turkey, or the sight of your old high school is all it takes to bring you right back to your old stomping grounds. Before you know it, you might...

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