Between Darkness and Joy
Mar17

Between Darkness and Joy

“Somewhere between the dark night and joy lies a place of simple peaceful loving kindness. A place where I rest and lean safely against myself for awhile; a place where I can be in the silence and hold a sacred space for myself; a place where I know and embrace the full spectrum of vulnerability without judging myself; a place where courage and compassion are not actions, but simply states of being; where self-forgiveness gives...

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The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken
Mar05

The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken

A baby eagle became orphaned when something happened to his parents. He glided down to the ground from his nest but was not yet able to fly. A man picked him up. The man took him to a farmer and said, “This is a special kind of barnyard chicken that will grow up big.” The farmer said, “Don’t look like no barnyard chicken to me.” “Oh yes, it is. You will be glad to own it.” The farmer took the baby eagle and placed it with his...

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The Power of Song
Jan22

The Power of Song

Oh, that we hold ourselves to a higher purpose through these trying times. – The song, Finlandia (This Is My Song), was originally written and sung in 1899 as a covert protest against increasing censorship of Finland by the Russian Empire. The lyrics written in 1941 are powerful and speak to the beauty, strength and love of a nation struggling to hold to a higher purpose… Perhaps one of these version will speak to you, as...

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Follow Your Heart – Inspiring Video
Jan02

Follow Your Heart – Inspiring Video

INSPIRATION | Follow your heart “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by DOGMA, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition – they somehow already know what you truly want to become....

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Maya Angelou’s Top 10 Rules For Success
Dec13

Maya Angelou’s Top 10 Rules For Success

She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She’s best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture. She’s Maya Angelou and here in video are her Top 10 Rules for Success, and her famous poem, Still I Rise. 1. Just do...

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The Spirit Carriers
Nov12

The Spirit Carriers

Perhaps this is a time to go within; reflect and remind ourselves of who we are, what our role is in the world and to hold ourselves to a higher purpose. (Two quotes and a video short I thought worth sharing) – “In my view of the world there are people whom I would call ‘Spirit Carriers’.  Servants who nurture the human spirit are Spirit Carriers. They serve to connect those who do the work of the world, or who...

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The Power of Song
Sep03

The Power of Song

Can culture hold a people together and song save a nation? These two short video clips gave me pause, and nudged me to reflect upon the many solemn blessings of our freedom, often taken for granted.  First – Most people don’t think about singing when they think about revolutions. But song was the weapon of choice when, between 1986 and 1991, Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. During...

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Ikigai – What Do You Wake Up In the Morning For?
Aug21

Ikigai – What Do You Wake Up In the Morning For?

What do you wake up in the morning for? What is your reason for being? How many times in your life have you asked yourself this question? Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being”. Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as being very important, since it is believed that discovery...

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Inspiration
Aug07

Inspiration

What does inspiration feel like? What inspires you? Who inspires you? If we look for the bad in others, we’ll find bad. If we look for the good in others, we’ll find good. If we look for the brilliance in our young, we’ll find brilliance. Here is a link to 14 inspiring TED Talks given by 14 brilliant kids and teens, and below are several more. Millions of young people around the world have the knowledge, today, to...

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The Abundance Factor
Jul30

The Abundance Factor

The Abundance Factor Takes You On An Unprecedented Journey into The Minds of The Worlds Most Knowledgeable Experts on the Subject of Abundance and Prosperity. Riley Dane is the producer, director and star of the brand new hit documentary film “The Abundance Factor. This movie is all about how you can experience more abundance in your life. In the film Riley travels the world interviewing giants in the ‘self help’...

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