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Not all red and white

Millions of people the world over see Valentine’s day as the official day of love and, with this, comes expectations. People are expected to act and feel a prescribed way (after all love is in the air). But is love really in YOUR “air”? Are you really feeling the love or are you experiencing changes in feelings of well being, …

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’Tis the Season For?????

In a few days Christmas will be celebrated not only by ones who observe it as a religious holiday but also by non-christians for various reasons. Still, there are others who neither observe nor celebrate the 25th of December as a special day. The decorations, Christmas songs, lights, increased activity at the malls, office parties, and the list goes on; …

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The Right Spot

A few years ago I read a story about the Sufi woman, Rabia al-Adawiyya which I am now sharing with you. Rabia was an old woman with failing eyesight so it was a bit difficult for her to see. One evening, just as the sun was setting, there was a bit of light still on the road, people found Rabia …

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Why Are You So Selfish?

Have you ever; been told you are selfish, said someone was selfish, or made a choice (not in your best interest) because you feared being labeled as selfish? I have (in the past) called or at least thought that quite a few people I encountered were just that. Selfish. At times I was correct…sometimes not. The word selfish is defined …

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I Dare You

“…..so I called the moon from across the sky She rushed within my reach….silently inviting me to touch her I smiled at her beauty but didn’t extend my hand I felt fear…fear that I could get burned I called her closer yet. Once again she complied. The child at my side gleefully encouraged me with the words, “Touch her, touch …

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It’s YOUR Move

It’s YOUR Move “Why play when I KNOW I am going to lose anyway?” A few weeks ago I was watching a movie with my boys and heard one of the characters ask the above question out of sheer frustration. I made a mental note to have a mini talk with my children to see what their thoughts were. After …

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What Is Beneath Your Beautiful?

Have you ever felt that the YOU presented to the world is NOT the true YOU? Can you honestly say that you are living and showing up as who YOU truly are? Isn’t it exhausting and soul numbing to continue making others happy while suppressing YOU? It is time to wake up and LIVE! The poem below aptly titled Gemini …

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ARE YOU BEGGING FOR CRUSTS?

Recently I spoke at an event on the topic “Cultivating Your Inner Power”. I shared with the ladies gathered there some of my favourite words from Rumi which I am now sharing with you. Here goes: There is fountain inside you. Don’t walk around with an empty bucket. You have a channel to the ocean, yet you ask for water …

Once in a Blue Moon

I am fascinated by the moon…full, waning crescent, new, all phases. I am intrigued by the way the ocean and lifeforms in it are affected by the atmospheric conditions created by the different phases of the moon. Depending on which scientist you speak to, you will be told that humans are made up of upwards of 60% water. Based on …

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The Choice Is Yours

Recently while mediating a disagreement of sorts between my children one said in his defence; “he said…….and made me feel…so I did….”. Those words created the perfect opportunity for some mother wit (mommy wisdom); which I promptly dispensed. After the situation was defused and all was right with their world again I did some introspection. Have I been guilty of …