Category Archives: Life

“Friday Wishes” … light and inspirations for motivation, strength and steadiness… as we’re “retrofitting” our personal foundations

~ ~ ~ ~ I’ve REALLY  been needing to “retrofit” my own “personal life-foundation” throughout the past few months! I’ve been feeling a bit like I’ve been living in the midst of a “life quake”…and my “personal foundation” has felt … Continue reading

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“California Rising” … “We have become what we are by welcoming new people and new ideas.”

~ Amazing!!! ~ ~ “We believe in the potential of every child in our state. Every single one.” ~ ~ Link to the printable pdf copy of that art work and poster:  California Rising, Marin Community Foundation. Marin Community Foundation, … Continue reading

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“Friday Wishes”…to develop my abilities to “Stop, Step back, Reflect, Transform…”

~ ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ Noticing negative thoughts, feelings or reactions…. and then…. stopping…stepping back… evaluating….reflecting…using good reasoning…transforming ~   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   … Continue reading

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Nevertheless…. SHE persisted… WE persist in all walks of our lives…walking with compassion and love…

~ ~ ~ ~ “Women Have a Key Role in Ensuring Global Peace” ~ ~ ~ Encouraging excerpts from that  article: ~ ~ ~ The whole article… quite remarkable ideas! ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ Elizabeth Warren… a determined, … Continue reading

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“If you needed me…..I would come to you….” ….compassion, kindness and care….

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Youtube video of  EmmyLou Harris and Don Williams singing the lovely song  “If I needed me, would you come to me”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=QHoAg-LlVVM ~ ~ … Continue reading

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“Bricolage….” … learning how to create…and re-create….a meaningful life….

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A few years ago, I had no idea that the work I did…teaching school….or any job… any career … contributed so “automatically” to a such a deep and varied sense of  “a deeply meaningful life”…in … Continue reading

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Creating….expanding….our circles of “us”…. as we’re circling for each soul….

~ ~ ~ ~ Circle for the planet Circle for each soul For the children of our children Keep this circle whole……….. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ How far out does each of our “circles” of “us” extend…??? At what … Continue reading

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