Make Room for Surprises

Joy is always an option. Yet how many of us pursue happiness as if it were a place on Earth? It isn’t. Happiness is a state of mind. Have you ever heard the phrase “Bloom where you are planted”? For the longest time, that was […]

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The Joy Option

Virtually every day my friend from New York sends me pictures of the City on his way to work. The monumental buildings, the parks, the sculptures! The pervasive beauty of the place emanates in every photo he texts me. It has become a sharing ritual […]

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Right Before My Very Eyes

Things aren’t always what they seem. You may feel lost when everything you really need is right in front of you. A few weeks ago I got lost in the city. Walking through the freezing rain with my daughter in tow, we desperately searched for […]

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The Lessons of Carpe Diem

The weather is something none of us can control. It’s also a good example of how little we can actually influence certain things in our lives. We like to think we are in control, and certainly feel better when we have some semblance of it. […]

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What happens when you are absolutely clueless about a situation? You simply have no direction and your inner compass has gone haywire. Resting in the place of unknowing can be scary for most of us. We are used to always having an objective, a goal, […]

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Better Days

Bruce Springsteen sings of them. So do the Goo Goo Dolls. But the best lyrics I’ve heard recently about better days is a line in Dave Matthews’ Song, “Cry Freedom.” “The future is no place/to place your better days.” Better days refer to better times. […]

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Slow messages come fast

Embracing time as friend is a heart-centered process. We have to develop a distinct listening to our inner selves, the voice of which resides deep within. Taking on the power of slow is not necessarily about slowing down to a turtle’s pace, but about finding […]

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