Category Archives: Joy

Spring Fling

29 March 2016 Dance like no one is watching.  Sing like no one is listening.  Love like you’ve never been hurt, and live like it’s heaven on earth. Spring is busting out in every possible way here in Northern California’s central valley.  … Continue reading


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Touchstone – The Most Wonderful Moment

17 December 2015 The feeling of connection we get when we do something fun with people we love is one of our most powerful sources of happiness. ~Christine Carter This week, between scattered list-crazed afternoons and doing one thing while thinking … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Moment

15 December 2015                Your heart is like a flower.  ~Thich Nhat Hahn I woke up recently to a sky dappled with silvery, puffy clouds and sunbeams glinting in the dewdrops dangling from the tree … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Dipping Deep into Joy

11 December 2015 Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.  ~Dr. Seuss Dipping into one memory, lingering over it, has led to a whole host of other memories springing forward.  I’m soaking … Continue reading

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Dipping Deep into Joy

8 December 2015 Rejoicing opens us tremendously, dissolving our barriers, thereby enabling intimacy to extend to all of life. ~ Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness In contrast to so many Christmases in the past, this year, I … Continue reading

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The Gift of Kindness

1 December 2015 The existence of parallel truths is what gives our world its tremendous richness, and the grand scheme of things is far grander than our minds habitually imagine. ~Maria Popova, NY Times review of Dark Matter and The … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Stopping In My Tracks

27 November 2015 Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude This month, as … Continue reading

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Stopping in My Tracks

25 November 2015 True abundance does exist; it flows from sufficiency, in an experience of the beauty and wholeness of what is.  ~Lynne Twist I desire to fully appreciate the goodness in my life, but sometimes there’s a catch.  Fully … Continue reading

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Touchstone – The Heart of Gratitude

20 November 2015 Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more… It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie I … Continue reading

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The Heart of Gratitude

17 November 2015 Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.  ~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Life is fluid, ever-changing, winding and twisting in unpredictable ways.  Sometimes that’s … Continue reading

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