The Death of an Icon

“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.” – Maya Angelou’s final tweet, May 23, 2014 Maya Angelou has died. Her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings haunted me in college and I continued to follow her […]

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Love and Magic

Where there is love, there is magic. Where there is magic, there is mystery. Where there is mystery, there is life. Where there is life, there is love. Amazing how that works, right? If you’re not feeling the yin and yang of life, just remember […]

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The Many Forms Blessings Take

Blessings are often cloaked in the funniest of shapes and sizes. Sometimes you think the worst thing is happening, when in reality it is the force that is going to set you free. It’s its own special kind of liberation when you bust through those […]

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The Value of Failure

If at first you do not succeed, try, try again. Let’s face it. Success is sweet. And we want it more than we want the smudgy, sweaty, stinky sensation of having given it our all only to flop altogether. But over the years, I have […]

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Why Friendships are Soul Food

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson A few weeks ago I took a test. It was meant to determine what my values are and to see what kind of job would be most suitable for me. The […]

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The Legacy of Time

The years tumble by. On the eve of my daughter’s fifteenth birthday, I think about where I was then and where I am now. Children are the best measure of time. They show us that the cycle of life is never-ending. Nothing is as gratifying […]

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The Floodgates of Gratitude

Gratitude makes us happier. So how can we get more grateful to get more happiness? Here’s how it works: joy and gratitude are related. The more grateful you are, the more joyful you become. And because you are joyful, you increase your level of gratitude […]

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The Infinite Universe

For the past year, I have shared the “top thing to do today” on Facebook. As with most inspired writing, I have no idea where it comes from, but I know it has to be said. Now, here are some of the highlights — in […]

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The Garden

If you were to think of your life as a garden, what would you plant? Maybe you’d have patches of vegetables or beds of flowers. Perhaps you’d have a few fruit trees right in the middle. Whatever you sow, one thing is for certain: your […]

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