Compassionate Anger – how to bring love (and power) back into the conversation

A few days ago, a Facebook friend stirred up an online hornet’s nest when she shared an article protesting the inclusion of a gay character on the movie Beauty and the Beast.  She very clearly agreed with the article’s position and it was only seconds before her punishment would commence. With a vigor and speed so typical of social media, she […]
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A great way to get your sh*t together

I have been discussing this book and the topic of self-compassion with many lately. In the Western world, we tend to devalue the concept of extending kindness to ourselves. Ironically, it is one of the most powerful tools we have to help us perform at our best and to give our best. It is not a […]
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Your life on purpose

Monday goals! This quote inspires me to remember that my time here is short and my life is merely one of billions. Any of my personal stresses about the past or future will leave no great mark on humanity or create real meaning for my life. To leave a lasting mark and create real meaning, […]
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What you can do NOW to help the world.

Everywhere I turn, people are expressing horror about the state of our world.  So much overconsumption, so much cruelty and abuse, so much anger and hate. Many naively exacerbate the problem by spewing more anger and hate at those who they feel are the cause of all of our problems. This reaction does NOT work. […]
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What is happening to our world?

I am horrified and deeply saddened by so many of the tragedies we are witnessing on a regular basis. As we frantically look for answers, my hope is that we can all be reminded that the greatest truths in life are always the simplest ones. We must return to the great simplicity and power of […]
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LOVE is still the answer

  With so much anger and hateful opinions pouring through the media and from so many who cross our paths, I notice so little room left for the one and only thing that can save us – LOVE. Some call it God, some call it goodness…to me, it is all the same thing and it […]
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Take care of YOU for ME.

Hi Meghan, Here is one for you.  I have gone through the “working mom syndrome”…torn between work and child and the guilty feelings that nag at your heart. Well now I’m an empty nester with a widowed and aging mother who has lots of time on her hands. Now I’m torn between my absurd work life […]
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Judgment = False Thinking

The Cookie Thief   by Valerie Cox A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight.   She hunted for a book in the airport shops. Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.   She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, That […]
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If you feel like life is passing you by…

Hi Meghan, As of late, I am feeling like I am having a typical mid life crisis. I feel like life has passed me by and that I am now too old to fulfill any dreams or grand new adventures, etc. It feels so stupid to put it into writing and sounds so lame but […]
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Overcoming Negativity – Just get a boat :)

I have had such a busy Summer…bet you all have too. In this time, I have been grasping to maintain my sense of peace and balance. How do I keep meaning and purpose in my life, when it can feel like I am trying to run through water? I can only imagine that this is […]
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