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Tom Russell

Heartsick this morning over our cruelty as a nation. Where would we be without the ability to laugh, and the artists who tell the stories?

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Compassion, Openness, Level Headedness

The last two weeks have been so filled with anger and even verbal abuse from friends (with like minds) that I have been depressed. Really depressed. Not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed-feeling-hopeless-maple-cookies-old-movies-staying-in-jammies. The state of our world is enough to make anyone want to turn … Continue reading

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Come Join Cherished Blogfest 2016!

The Cherished Blogfest is near and dear to my heart. Last year my blogger friends organized the Cherished Blogfest in which we talked about the most cherished objects in our lives; I wrote and painted about Buddha Ball. As a result … Continue reading

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Mindfulness by Happify

Yes, a cartoon.  I haven’t had my coffee yet and this was sent to me. Surprisingly, it is pretty good.  The idea that by learning to track your mind’s yakking — (which they don’t say this but this is what … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

Day-books have been the rage in the last decade, and frankly, most are a bit like FaceBook, allowing you to feel like you are having a brief respite when in fact, like the thousand friends you’ve collected, real friends need to be cultivated and spent time with, listening and understanding and celebrating. I postulate that while they may be nice as part of a calendar, if you want to have any kind of spiritual awakening, you need to pick a spiritual path and stay with it like you would a good friend, and get to know its depths. Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Mind

This post is for “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” Basically this is a timed writing, no editing (spelling only.) You can click here for rules and to see if you want to play along! Thank You Dan Antion! Mind. Monkey mind.  … Continue reading

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Waking in the Morning

A friend sent me this article from MindBodyGreen on 5 Life-Changing Ways to Start Your Day.   Not sure why, but I read it anyway.  I think the message to move away from plugging in too electronics too fast in … Continue reading

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