Blessing for Wonder in Age

The Well of Age   For a gathering  where those present were going to dive into conversation at The Well of Age, this blessing came to me. It is to live in wonder each day, realizing our breath, not our number, is what is so extraordinary.   I am such an admirer of John O’Donohue…

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Space

Not outer space.   This space. THIS space where I am sitting in this moment. This space with its little turret like windows, five of them, sun shining through and spring green seen outside the one right next to me.   Crows loudly, boldly caw their morning meditation so the whole neighborhood can partake. I…

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A New Well – Introducing Potpourri

There is a word that has been floating around in my mind for a while; however, I didn’t know what to do with it because it felt like it might steer to a distracted focus.   Having spent a lifetime with what I call “the dance of focus,” I made a decision to dance with…

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Sorting My Masks

And mulling being true. To myself. To others. I almost said being real but I am dipping into the well more deeply…to remember what it means to be true and to know myself not just as real in the moment but true for the long haul, for the decades left…to know it in my soul,…

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Why Do I Go to the Well and Return Again and Again?

OBSERVING   I stand in the center of this planet.   Turning slowly, I give witness to play, work, joy, tears, laughter, screams, health, illness, embraces, abandonment, kindness, cruelty, plenty, hunger, every color, every size, cities, towns, hideaways, abundance of water, severe drought, lush landscape, barren landscape, families of all configurations, peace, war, rainbows, tornadoes,…

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Well of Appreciation

A tag on my Yogi teabag says “What can you appreciate in this moment?” It’s always fun to wonder what each tag will say.   Of course with this one I received the gift of another well…the Well of Appreciation.   It would have been easy to simply answer the “prompt” and move on with…

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Thanks For the Gift of the Challenge, Bradley Will!

It was a bit like having thirty little mystery packages to open one at a time during this thirty-day blogging challenge with you, Bradley. Each day was the unwrapping of a little box in my mind to see what was in there and what wanted to come out and show up through words. There are…

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Questions That Grace the End of Each Day

There is a beautiful story, one of many, in My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. It is a story I have shared over the years with many audiences, most recently with professional caregivers as they sometimes struggle and feel frustration with how to be present with those…

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Mind Mapping Thankfulness

A studio Big windows overlooking the ocean And meadows Sun streaming through Azure blue of water and sky that clears my mind And makes me feel light Bare wood floors illuminated with a golden glow My imaginary space To which I go Frequently   Today The walls are painted with whiteboard paint Spacious Expansive Open…

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