Tag Archives: Rituals

Shared Ritual Is You Choosing Love Over Fear

Edwin Georgi for English Woman Magazine 1958

We have a ritual on workdays. JB comes home from work, we open a bottle of wine, and we sit out on the deck and talk about our respective days. This is harder on him than I; he is an introvert around people all day and I am the extrovert who works alone at home. […]

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Discover Your Magic Pixie Dust

Magic by Walt Otto

The transition from 2013 to 2014 was different for me. I had evolved light-years from where I was a decade ago, yet knew that there would still be many more miles to go before I took my final sleep. I wanted to more fully occupy who I am on a daily basis. I wanted to […]

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Curiosity Helps You Find Your Happy Place

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I was more than a little cranky on Thursday. I won’t go into the “whys”, but it was a feeling that had been building for a couple of weeks. I was irritated, frustrated, tired and feeling a little overwhelmed. It would be super easy to just give into the ick of all of that: to […]

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Getting Back to Gratitude


It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone makes a bigger show of talking about gratitude.  I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but gratitude isn’t just a dish served on Thanksgiving.  No, darling, an active gratitude practice can help you re-wire your brain and support you in creating a life that you love. […]

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There’s More to the Cup Than Just Coffee


“…to the soul, the most minute details and the most ordinary activities, carried out with mindfulness and art, have an effect far beyond their apparent insignificance.” –Thomas Moore If you are a friend on Facebook or follower on Instagram, you can’t help but notice that the most often shared part of my life is The […]

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Gypsy Writing, Congruency, and You


I believe that confession is good for the soul, so here’s a personal confession: I have some big goals this year around my writing, yet the first quarter of 2013 was spent with me being a gypsy. Now, while I have a gypsy soul when it comes to the exploration of my deepest desires via […]

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Love Your Life: Winter Solstice Rituals


We’re approaching the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice.  The sun is setting earlier and rising later. The edges of the dawn have been soft and subtle with the most beautiful filter of clouds. A new morning ritual has emerged the last few weeks:  I go into my office to begin the day’s […]

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Give Yourself a Gift: Lose Some Baggage

Gil Elvgren Holiday Pin Up

Hanukkah is nearly over, and we’re mere days from Christmas. As I stock the house with necessities like paper towels, pasta and coffee, I can’t help but notice the frenzy of shoppers filling their carts to the brim with sweaters and pajamas and video games. Now, I could digress into the subject of “stuff,” and […]

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Ten Ways to Love & Celebrate Shorter Days

Ten Ways to Love & Celebrate Shorter Days

Once upon a time…when I was around the age of seven, I was totally confused by the discovery of the concept of Daylight Savings Time.  I rose early on a Sunday morning, knowing that while the rest of the house was sleeping, my job was to keep quiet.  I had books, could sneak into the […]

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Five Steps to Traveling Lighter

Travel Lighter Lose the Baggage

When I traveled regularly for business, I was never one of those savvy business travelers who brought a single bag for a ten-day trip. No, I was the person dragging two full-sized suitcases, a briefcase, and a messenger bag (which I used as a purse) through the airports. I brought everything I could possibly need […]

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