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Lessons in Impermanence

On a recent retreat to Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia, CA, I walked through the verdant forest surrounding the beautiful Harrison Lake. Ancient trees jutted up to the sky. Some of their roots poured over huge boulders--signs of a tumultuous past. This is volcanic land, and I was a mere observer of the incredible…
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If I can create this, then I can also create that…

The morning’s wake up was unpleasant: spinny head, a headache on its way and a sick tummy. Not exactly the motivation needed to catch the 8:00 ferry to Guemes Island and lead my Zumba Gold group, so I cancelled the class, made ginger tea and have been sleeping on and off since. Weirdly, I am…
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Attention Empaths: Some tools for the times

It startles me, how startle-prone I've been lately. Case in point: My husband tries to quietly approach me in the wee hours of the morning while I consider a morning newspaper and word puzzle, but despite his gentle voice or hand on my shoulder, it might as well be a loud animal crashing into the…
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Life Vignettes: how precious they are.

Vignettes: I love observing them, always have. And yesterday’s vignettes were both comforting and poignant. They reminded me—for the millionth time, I’m sure—of the tenuous nature of life. I had facilitated a deep healing session with a client. In my shamanic work, I call upon all kinds of spiritual helpers to assist me: One of…
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