I’ve watched over a few weeks, while driving into town, a beagle puppy with no collar run up and down Hwy 197.  He was the cutest thing, his little legs going a-mile-a-minute.  I immediately fell in love with him and wondered why I kept seeing him?  Didn’t this darling puppy have a home?  One day…

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Compare yourself only to yourself when striving to make some progress in your life. Doubt usually arises when we compare ourselves to others, a common habit in a competitive culture. Such comparisons can indicate a lack of self-acceptance … a lack of a clear sense of one’s own purpose … a lack of trust in…

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Many remain skeptical of Reiki therapy, and especially remote Reiki. They have a very hard time believing that energy can travel across great distance. Much less produce tangible results. Historically, many spiritual traditions and indigenous cultures believe all things are connected. Also, they believe in the ability of one person to affect another through thought…

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If one very common belief, “I am not good enough,” was obliterated, it would be a real game changer. Not good enough is often based in shame and guilt. We somehow and somewhere got the message that whoever we are or whatever we do isn’t acceptable … isn’t pleasing … isn’t permissible. And let’s face…

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After implementing meditation with journaling as a spiritual practice, I became keenly aware of the conditioning that had dictated my life. Some of it was positive and some of it was not. As a result, I began replacing old, outdated beliefs and habits with news ones cognizant of the impact they imparted. Not only in…

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“O holy night the stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining ‘Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth.” “O Holy Night” is by far my and my deceased mother’s favorite Christmas carol. The most heartfelt and well received…

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2020 is winding down and what a year it has been! Between the ongoing saga of COVID and the presidential election, things have been unpredictable and unsettling to say the least. This Thanksgiving many will be very grateful for the fact they were relatively unaffected by these two issues. But gratitude is more remote for…

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“Dog spelt backward is God and they both show unconditional love.” It’s very interesting how so many people, including myself, have purchased or adopted pets this year. I believe our separation, isolation and loneliness drove us to animal shelters for rescues or breeders for puppies. As a result, our pets’ unconditional love has saved us…

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Hanging in my hallway, where I can read it often, is a sign that reads, What if the Hokey Pokey Really IS what It’s All About? I bought it a few years back thinking it would be a great reminder to lighten up. To not take myself or life too seriously. As a result, I…

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Do we have it all backwards? Could it be everything we’ve been taught as young children is simply out of order? When did we accept that stress, depression, and anxiety are natural and joy and peace are happenstance? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in…

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