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Inspired by the Future

I like to think about possibilities. When asked, I say I’m an optimist, an idealist, and a realist. I see what’s there, what could be, and believe we can work toward that better future. If you’ve been reading my blog … Continue reading

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The Sustaining Power of Gratitude

First, an announcement. After several years of blogging 2-4 times a month, I am shifting my writing practice. I will be moving away from short, frequent posts into a rhythm of longer monthly posts. This will allow me to dig … Continue reading

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Courage Questions 2017

1. When is a time you have acted with bravery? How did you feel about it? 2. When have you acted with cowardice? How did you feel about it? 3. What courageous action best serves your community in this moment? … Continue reading

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Bringing Joy to My Community

I’m fortunate to be of a naturally positive bent. It’s easy, most of the time, to look on the bright side or at least find a silver lining.

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Stumbling Blocks on the Path to Joy

Joy is overblown, a little voice whispers in the back of our heads. Who needs joy? Can’t you just be happy? Or content? And besides, terrible things are happening in the world! How can we feel joy in the face of … Continue reading

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Compassion Questions

Some thoughts to mull over on the nature of compassion and your experiences with it… Where have you made extraordinary efforts to be compassionate? What has resulted from your compassion? Who do you find it hard to be compassionate toward? … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear of Travel, Part 2

Part Two I’ll get lost. Yes, yes you will.

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3 Big Questions on Inspiration

In a time when many in this nation are experiencing fear and despair, you may be thinking- inspiration? How can we possibly feel inspired at a time like this? But I say- how can we not hold on to what … Continue reading

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Questions to Relax By

In this merry and busy time of year, we sometimes forget to take some time for ourselves. Remember to rest and relax. How do you value letting go? When are you planning to rest this season? Who takes care of … Continue reading

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Reverence Questions 2016

What do you hold sacred? What area of your life do you struggle to have reverence in? Why? How does your view of what is sacred effect the ways you interact with others?

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