Archive for May 2010

Great news: even a short meditation program can make you smarter

Are you looking for a way to sail more smoothly through life’s knock-down events, have more patience with your kids and coworkers, and rev up your thinking?  Try mindfulness meditation.  Lots of meditation research has touted its powers to de-stress your approach to life, but new research […]

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The best coffee in the world

Here’s a fun Friday resource for you.  I like this roaster!  Ancora coffee, here in Madison, Wisconsin.  Even the beans are pretty.  Ancora’s brews make Starbucks’ beans taste dry and burned — and I have loved Starbucks since my first sip!  My Ancora faves: Black Thunder and Black […]

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Healing experience: Healing “feeling secure” helps outer layer of skin

I wanted to share a “wow” healing insight with you, healer to healer.  This morning I was working on destressing/healing me so the process of stepping out into the spotlight is much easier.  The background story is this:  I’m flying to LA in June — eek, just a […]

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Ask and you will receive …but are you trying to catch with closed fists?

In each Facet of Awakening you must take an action.  That’s easy to understand.  In today’s action-oriented culture, however, it’s easy to forget the other side of every action or decision:  to open our lives and minds to receive the results of our actions.  Most advice is about […]

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How to deal with life’s surprises: a lesson from a coffee shop

This morning, I stopped by the coffee shop to buy Ancora beans.  (If you love an occasional cup of good, smooth, rich coffee you don’t need to muck up with cream or sugar, check them out here.)  Anyway, I told the owner I liked the new table […]

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The path to wealth, wellness, and inner wisdom

Everything you seek is already bubbling inside you:  an unending supply of power, guidance, love, service, wisdom and peace.  Best of all, when you use it to improve your life, it naturally flows through you to others.  Your job is to awaken to it, understand it, and […]

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Crash, bang, smash

I crashed today.  I’ve been working hard hard hard to get this beautiful site and the wonderful Institute up and running, and now that we are live…  boom, splat.  I know from my healing work that pieces of our consciousness can get separated as we pass through […]

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Joke: Word Plays

Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you. Beelzebug (n.):  Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out. Coffee (n.): The person upon […]

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Are you a ‘flexitarian’? (Or do you believe being semi-vegetarian is like being semi-pregnant?)

I was raised in a meat-and-potatoes household.  In fact, I learned to worry about my health if I did not get meat with meals.  Today, we eat vegetarian a couple times a week.  Visitors have told us we eat much smaller portions of meat than your average […]

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Are you fully mothering yourself? Enjoy this gift

Facet #2 of the spiritual journey, Build Your Base, includes mothering yourself.  It means letting go of anything you found insufficient in the mothering you received, and caring for yourself in exactly the way you need NOW.  The past is in the past.  How can you take […]

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I know how they felt

My son’s assignment to find poems with imagery had us combing through my favorite Complete Works of Robert Frost book.  (Get it? “Combing” — that’s imagery. I amuse me.)  We loved this little ditty, a great description of feeling pummeled and penned in by outer circumstances! Lodged, […]

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See your inner life (and guidance) everywhere

Had a little run-in with the new accountant last month.  In a nutshell, through sloppy work, he got things mixed up.  When I asked him to make changes, he grumbled about it not being worth the effort.  Then I get a file from the designer that’s too low-resolution […]

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Inspirational Quote: Debbie Ford

“Our shadows hold the essence of who we are.  They hold our most treasured gifts.  By facing these aspects of ourselves, we become free to experience our glorious totality:  the good and the bad, the dark and the light.  It is by embracing all of who we […]

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Healing a wasp sting

Not 20 minutes into the yardwork today, one of our kids was stung on the inner arm by a wasp.  Crying and saying, “it hurts” over and over, she was gently guided by everyone into my office.  The area was already pink, about 2″ (5cm) across.  A […]

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