It’s a little bit funny

It’s a little bit funny

Last month's blog posts and newsletter were about dealing with change. A reader suggested that I missed one important tactic: finding humor in the situation. Just this morning, participants in a Creative Journaling class agreed that one sign that they are feeling...

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surfing through change

surfing through change

I know nothing about surfing. I’ve only seen it on rare occasions (not much surfing in southern Minnesota.) I’ve never tried it. But I imagine… Looking out at a rolling ocean. Smelling salt air. Grabbing a well-waxed board and paddling out. Watching the water. Feeling...

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nothing lasts – the truth of impermanence

nothing lasts – the truth of impermanence

One of the basic tenants of Buddhism is impermanence: nothing lasts. Everything arises abides, and dissolves. “Impermanence is not only to be overcome and endured,” writes Buddhist teacher Norman Fischer,. “It is also to be lived and appreciated.” It’s a simple notion...

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evolution of a kind promise

evolution of a kind promise

It’s not often that you experience something life-changing. Ten years ago, I participated in an online class taught by Jan Lundy called “for Buddha Chickies with Health Challenges.” We learned some meditation techniques and basic Buddhist principles that are useful...

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on the hunt for varieties of strengths

on the hunt for varieties of strengths

I start my day with a loving kindness meditation. “May you be safe. May you be strong. May you live with joy. May you be peaceful and it at ease.” I wish these things for myself, my loved ones, strangers, enemies, and all beings. I learned this meditation technique...

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How can our lives become more compassionate and creative – even in the face of difficulty? How can we connect with the sacred? I explore these questions by practicing the kind promises, report my wrangling here and in my monthly newsletter.

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