Category Archives: Courage

Touchstone – Surrender

13 November 2015 … the moment in which the mind acknowledges ‘This isn’t what I wanted, but it’s what I got’ is the point at which suffering disappears.  Sadness might remain present, but the mind … is free to console, … 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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Creating a Bullseye

13 October 2015 Every decision you make is not a decision about what to do, it is a decision about who you are. — Neal Donald Walsch I believe there is an instinctive urge within us to create, and be, … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Unexpected Trips

9 October 2015 True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ~Oprah Winfrey This week I’ve devoted time and attention to healing a tender spot. Although it’s been challenging, there’s been relief in re-examining an old … Continue reading

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Unexpected Trips

6 October 2015 When you recognize that you will thrive not in spite of your losses and sorrow, but because of them, that you would not have chosen the things that happened in your life, but you are grateful for … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Go, Friend, Go!

25 September 2015 Promise me you’ll always remember:  You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  ~ A.A. Milne I was working through big clots of thoughts about how important friendship is to … Continue reading

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Go, Friend, Go!

22 September 2015 We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.  ~Robert Fulghum … 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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