Monthly Archives: August 2015

Touchstone – Thought Modeling

28 August 2015 The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.  It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.  ~ Albert Einstein   The importance of cultivating our thoughts, both for our own benefit and … Continue reading

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Thought Modeling

25 August 2015 The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.  ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations   I’ve been writing about the shadowy places of uncomfortable emotions and the value of exploring them to learn about ourselves and grow. But … Continue reading


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Touchstone – Defending the (Emotional) Range

21 August 2015 “Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” ~Joseph Campbell   My intention for my life … Continue reading

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Defending the (Emotional) Range

18 August 2015 Every suffering is a seed, because suffering compels us to seek wisdom.  ~  Bodhidharma After reading my posts last week, a friend asked me if I was in a dark place.  I hesitated in my answer.  It … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Delving Into the Dark

14 August 2015 Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will … Continue reading

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Delving Into the Dark

11 August 2015 “You must go into the dark in order to bring forth your light.”  ~Debbie Ford, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance, and Dreams   I fear going into this kind of … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Take Your Mind for a Walk

7 August 2015 “Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.”  ~ Robert Allen I love this quote, even though I don’t fully subscribe to it.  It’s patently not true about a lot of things for me.  The smile … Continue reading

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Take Your Mind for a Walk

4 August 2015 Don’t be afraid to open your mind.  Your brain isn’t going to fall out.    My normal morning starts with yoga, a bit of writing and some meditation, but yesterday I woke up antsy, my mind already overstuffed … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Mental Gardening

31 July 2015 You are the sky.  Everything else — it’s just the weather.  Pema Chödrön  We have big space inside us.  Countless directions and dimensions in which to navigate within our mental space. Each and every moment is an … Continue reading

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