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The Lonely Goose

As I approach my senior years, I find myself wondering: what will I be like in 20 years? Will I be a person that others ignore for the flock of younger more appealing people? Will my life matter? Will I be rejected or will I enjoy a sense of belonging? And so today, this lonely goose is teaching me a valuable lesson: treat everyone with love and compassion, never abandoning a human being for what they might be lacking. And to notice why I am drawn to some people and not to others. And to continually open my heart to all of mankind, offering acceptance and connection, hospitality and community.

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Part II - The Hakomi Experience

Hakomi takes place in a loving and compassionate environment so that safety and trust may be established. In this healing container, it is safe to be vulnerable and for hurtful wounds and memories to emerge. And so Hakomi is a nourishing form of therapy that allows a person to recall missing experiences – experiences that didn’t happen while growing up but that now can be healed, making way for a life of freedom, meaning and deep joy.

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TEDxTalk Tuesday: All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes by Andy Puddicombe

As a practitioner of mindfulness and a long time educator of mindfulness meditation, I’ve learned a lot over the years. And I’m still learning – a lot. So it was when I took a bit of time and watched a Ted Talk on mindfulness. No matter how much I know, I can always learn more…and I did. Andy Puddicombe’s talk on “All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes” was inspiring and motivational.

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Mindful Minute: The Power of Silence

“Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand.” —Seng-Ts’an

This lovely quote reminds me, once again, to stop and be silent in my life. When I do stop, I realize how much thinking goes on in my mind and how much talking, in one way or another, happens, clouding my clarity and creating “noise” in my life.

Recently I was feeling

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