Nourishment Of Another Kind

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For the last ten days I’ve been really sick.  I didn’t know what was wrong.  I figured some sort of gastroenteritis.  I lost 10 pounds.  I felt weak and got winded walking up a flight of stairs.  I couldn’t eat anything for the first five days and when I did it was something white – toast, crackers, conghee, plain yogurt. … Read More

Familial Beliefs

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Marsha Sinetar

A couple of years ago, one of my sisters was complaining about her job situation.  She had been doing temporary projects for a firm in town.  They would place her on a job for a few months and then when the job completed, she’d need to find another one.  She had an opportunity for a permanent, full-time position with a … Read More

Is Your Work In Alignment With Your Values?

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Joe Biden

Last week Joe Biden was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The interview was emotional and touching. Stephen asked him about his son Beau who died this year. He talked to him about his role as Vice President. I had never thought much about Joe Biden but after this interview, I saw a much different person…an emotional, loving, real … Read More

Can You Find Balance in Relentlessness?

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Relentless. This word has been in my mind over the last few weeks. I’ve experienced relentless behavior by others, remembered it within my father, and recognized it in myself. There are pros and cons to being relentless. Merriam-Webster defines relentless as: “showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace”. Ouch. That sounds exhaustingly painful. I used to … Read More

Universal Tests

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Universal Tests. This statement really has two meanings – Universal Tests – A question or problem that is evaluated by the whole or applicable to everyone. Universal Tests – A question, problem, or scenario that the Universe places upon us as to help us better determine our values, goals, and desires. Recently, I received a (definition number two) test from … Read More

Accepting What Is

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This can be the worst place to be sometimes. Because accepting what is, means that it’s not how you want it to be or how you thought it should be. How things “should” be is a whole other issue & living your life based on “shoulds” isn’t authentic to you or your values. Accepting what is means that you aren’t … Read More

Inspiration is Everywhere

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inspiration is everywhere

I attended a new yoga class yesterday. When the instructor began, she let us know that today was a significant day for her. It was her first day as a full time instructor as she was no longer doing her part time job to supplement her yoga work. I was ecstatic for her. I didn’t know her and had never … Read More

Letting Go

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“Can we still be friends?”  This is a phrase I’m sure most of us have heard at one time in our life.  It’s most often heard at the end of a romantic relationship, typically by the dumper and not the dumpee.  Sometimes it’s a question. Other times it’s a negotiation point, “but we can still be friends,” intended to soften … Read More

Avoidance & Learning

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heart shaped rock

I am witnessing the demise of my mother. My mother is 84 years old and in moderate health. She is slightly overweight, 30 pounds or so, with high blood pressure. Her mind is fairly sharp though, especially considering her age. She enjoys reading and traveling and doesn’t appear as old as her age suggests. Yet, I can see she is … Read More

The Most Loving Thing You Can Do

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” said Albert Einstein. Have you seen that quote? I’m sure you have, as it’s very popular. I’ve seen it a million times and have always loved it. I felt empowered and energized by it. It has inspired me to try to do things differently. Today however, it has left a sour taste in my mouth. Today as I read it, I’m thinking of my mother.