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Being Present

I keep working on it. I guess I always will. Focus. Attention. Noticing. Being present. The beautiful late poet Mary Oliver wrote it this way, This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. Theologian Richard Rohr suggested doing a five… Continue reading Being Present

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When We Are Weary

This weekend I spoke at a women's event. Even though this event was on a busy fall Saturday afternoon, 275 of us managed to be there. Women are my favorite audience. We speak the same language. We get each other. Sometimes when I'm speaking to women, I don't even have to say much. They already… Continue reading When We Are Weary

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Inner Circle

I recently had a birthday. It was a gorgeous sunny spring day with many favorite parts including a surprise visit from my daughter and two sweet grandsons who live five hours away. Usually I know everything or can figure it out. This surprise I did not see coming. When my sweet two year old grandboy… Continue reading Inner Circle

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That’s What Friends Are For

Today's blog requires you know the following: I am not good at admitting I've run out of resources, ideas or strategies for solving problems. I am overly responsible, even about things that are not my responsibility. I am also not great at showing how I truly feel about something. That is partially created by the… Continue reading That’s What Friends Are For