Category Archives: Being Authentic

Party On!

26 April 2016 Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. ~Dr. Seuss Here it is — a point that seemed so distant a year ago — the final … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Quenched

22 April 2016 We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. ~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama This morning I scanned back over post titles from 50 weeks of this year-long exploration of … Continue reading

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Sculpting Good Questions

12 April 2016 And so the ability to ask beautiful questions, often in very unbeautiful moments, is one of the great disciplines of a human life. And a beautiful question starts to shape your identity as much by asking it … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Spring Fling

1 April 2016 Laughter, song and dance create emotional and spiritual connection;  they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration or healing:  We are not alone.  ~Brené Brown   I’m … Continue reading

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Full of Myself

9 February 2016 “Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved. ~Marianne Williamson, A Woman’s Worth This week I’ve been seeing … Continue reading

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Touchstone – The Gift of Kindness

4 December 2015 And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince   Coming to … Continue reading

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Surrender

10 November 2015 Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and … Continue reading

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Touchstone – The Heart of Community

6 November 2015 Connection:  The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued;  when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.   ~Brené Brown Day after … Continue reading

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The Heart of Community

4 November 2015 I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap. ~Ani DeFranco I’ve just returned from a trip to New York City where I was graciously welcomed by an … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Listening In

30 October 2015   Silence can become contagious.  Simon and Garfunkel spoke to this lyrically in their classic song ‘The Sound of Silence’— …The words of the prophets are written on the bathroom walls and tenement halls… But the power … Continue reading

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