Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ancestors Live On in Our Lives

Each generation can heal not only itself but ancestral pain as well. Continue reading

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To Be, Or To Multitask

We’ve tuned ourselves to distraction. That seems to make us uncomfortable with distraction’s opposite—-the powerfully real time spent in contemplation or conversation. Continue reading

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Strong Enough to Be Ourselves

When we connect deeply with what we do it’s a continual process of growth, learning and awareness. We’re not invested in the judgment of others. The satisfactions are much richer. Continue reading

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Hay Now

This summer’s first cutting of hay is stacked in the barn. Seventeen acres of grasses transformed into golden squares, storing sun and soil’s energy for the winter ahead. The unsung miracle of grass is a beautiful illustration of nature’s wisdom. … Continue reading

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