Monthly Archives: December 2013

Reflecting upon… this past year and the coming new year…

~ ~ * ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Looking toward this new year… taking a few moments to reflect upon some of my own wishes, aspirations, intentions, possibilities ~ ~ Perhaps, as this new year arrives, taking a few moments … Continue reading

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“The important thing to do is to start…make the leap”

~ ~ From Give Our Time blog, by Eric Winger,  “The Leaves Don’t Hesitate.”  Another similar, inspiring post by Eric: Don’t Go Through Life, Grow Through Life” ~ ~ It occurred to me that we all have numerous, varied opportunities … Continue reading

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“Life is so generous a giver….” Fra. Giocondo, Christmas Eve, 1513

A selection, below,  from Weekly Quotes, from Linda Graham, Recovering Resilience ~ “Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c.1435-1515) was a Renaissance pioneer, accomplished as an architect, engineer, antiquary, archaeologist, classical scholar, and Franciscan friar. Today we remember him most for his reassuring … Continue reading

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Warm and snuggle-y “bear hugs” to all….

~ ~ warm and snuggle-y bear hugs to all, offering an abundance and variety of blessings so many generous offerings of the season… …so many offerings of life… warmth, nurturing, encouragement and love… ~ loving the low, bright light of  … Continue reading

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“Bear Meditation” a magical painting by Cathy McClelland… enter the quiet

~ ~ ~ ~ A favorite painting I LOVE this painting! the image speaks with such clarity, inspiration and depth “Bear Meditation” by Cathy McClelland, an artist from the Lake Tahoe area… a perfect image for this time of year … Continue reading

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“An Affinity for Beauty”… a guided meditation…. Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ For the past year, I’ve been taking some wonderful classes at a school called Dharma College, in Berkeley, Ca.   All of the classes encourage inquiry, curiosity, acute observation  and the development of a deep appreciation of life…taking teachings … Continue reading

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Reminding ourselves to take time to “pause, notice, appreciate, be grateful”….so much abundance in our lives… Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ I’ve posted the “Pause, Notice, Appreciate, Be Grateful”  images and ideas, some of my favorites, a number of times…including July, 2011, July, 2012 and December, 2012…adding this today as part of Nurturing Thursdays, at Becca Givens’ blog. ~ … Continue reading

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