Past and memory

The bittersweet grace of relinquishing: letting parts of you move on

February 23, 2012

I went snowboarding for about the 18th time in 14 years a few weeks ago. When 50, on a bit of a lark, I learned how to snow board. I was already too old to do this. The young boarders call any boarder over 50 “a gray on a tray.” That was me. I so […]

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Gender plus, Gender Minus: what is your story and awareness?

January 19, 2012

A good friend of mine, Joy Leach, tells the story of a childhood memory that has shaped her life as a working mom and wife. Her Dad, every week, would pull out seven one-dollar bills and give them to her mom, and this was her allowance for the week. They were not in poverty, though […]

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Looking for the Face I Had

November 15, 2011

The holidays are upon us and many people will physically go to a place we think of as home, or home-like, with family, friends, sibs, parents, cousins. Even with the unresolved issues that get stirred up by arriving in family settings, in the main we keep longing for home. The metaphor of coming home resonates […]

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Stay in Time

September 19, 2011

Remember: we live in time. I gave the mindfulness movement, the fans of the now, credit in my last blog. Now I want to take issue with one of their leaders, Eckhart Tolle, who wrote The Power of Now about 10 years ago and Oprah helped him sell about a jillion copies of his books. […]

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Stand In Wonder

September 12, 2011

Have you done some real thinking lately? Sure you have had thoughts, but more likely than you having them, they have been having you. Thoughts have a life of their own, and sort of stream through our heads of their own accord. I give the mindfulness movement great credit for reminding us how little we […]

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