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Better Than Ever

Did you ever break a piece of pottery and wonder what to do with it? Before you throw it out, think of this. In the Japanese art of kintsugi a pot is repaired with glue infused with gold, silver or platinum making it even more beautiful and valuable than before. New patterns resulting from the… Read more »

Is There a Jeweler in the House?

When our kids were young, a friend told me that her 7-year-old son announced that he wanted to be a jeweler when he grew up. I was shocked. I was pretty sure that our 7-year-old son didn’t even know that there was such a job as a jeweler. There was no talk at the dinner… Read more »

The Silver Lining

My back is throbbing and my right butt cheek is sore. In a gentle gongfu class today, my sparring partner – a young, adept, physically fit young man – did a perfect push, starting in his core and expressed in a full body contact, and I went flying backward landing thump on a mat. Stunned… Read more »

The Way of Harmony

As my qigong teacher, Zhen Dao, pulled into a parking space at the market, he heard someone in the car behind him yelling and cursing from his car window. The other driver had apparently been waiting for that spot. Zhen Dao said out of his window, “I’m so sorry! I didn’t see you. If I… Read more »

The Truth About Believing

Last week I attended a conference called “Ageless Living” featuring speakers from the scientific, spiritual and experiential realms. One was more exciting than the next as they presented cutting edge information that supported different ways to understand life and aging. One of my favorites was Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of “The Biology of Belief”.  His… Read more »

Do You Want a Nobel Prize?

Did you know that most of those who received the Nobel Prize for Literature have written or stated that the prize diminished their creativity? This fact recently came to my attention and it has made me think about the place that awards and accolades intersect with inner inspiration. So often we strive for acknowledgement from… Read more »

Creating a New World

Yesterday I had a session with a healer and told her that I wanted to work on emotional issues. “Okay,” she responded, and we were off delving into the ways that current issues trigger little girl responses that pop up without my being aware of them. It’s one thing to understand how I as an… Read more »

Facing Emotions and Shaking Them Off

Many people believe that their emotions will dissipate without having to address them. They believe that in time the emotions will make their way to the background and be replaced with more pertinent and pressing issues, without being understood or faced. I don’t think so. They might not be on the forefront of our minds,… Read more »

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Are you unsatisfied with your social and work interactions? Sometimes they can leave us feeling less than successful. We have many choices of how to react that can make our experiences with others much more comfortable, even fulfilling. It just takes some thought rather than giving in to a knee-jerk reaction that sets up a… Read more »