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I remember you and your plump pies…

Thank you Maggie Rodwheil

When I was in third grade, my parents hired a “maid,” who was in her late 50’s, by the name of Maggie Rodwheil. It was an erroneous title, as the job required her to be a substitute mother and a cook, who generously helped to clean up after eight people. She happened to be an excellent chef, and she worked 10-hour days, to cover for the time when our mother… Read More »

Yoda - you must feel the force around you.

Open the gates! Allow the Force to Flow

There are defining moments in a nation’s history and then there are defining moments in cinematic history. My generation was too young to have any real remembrance of the JFK assassination. We were born into a world where our nation was at war. Young men were being killed and becoming killers but our cities, suburban households and rural areas weren’t being bombed. The war was far, far away from us.… Read More »

Finding a path and holding on

even when you think - it’s not alright.

Growing up Catholic, I went the whole nine yards but never asked why. I was Christened, wore my pretty white dress for Holy Communion and finished it off with Confirmation and even went to Catholic school. God was barely mentioned at home, we rarely went to Church, these Catholic rituals were more of an excuse for a party. My daughter used to say that we were “once a year Christians.”… Read More »

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Love Your Enemies

even when your enemy is your own self-loathing

Recently I wrote about accepting and seeing what really ‘is’ in my article Confusion and Finding a Clear Path. Not so surprisingly, this very same topic comes up in the discussion in the video below. Thus my lords and ladies, methinks it appropriate to share this wonderful talk from NYC’s 92nd Street Y which features 2 authors of the book Love Your Enemies with the discussion led by one of… Read More »

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We Don’t Lack Ability, We Lack Incentive

When you see something astonishing you can rest assured that it was highly motivated by some sorta driving force. What exactly is motivation? Motivation is said to be the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. To achieve these types of goals, you must be willing to work extra hard and punch any & all obstacles in the fucking face. Bruce Lee threw thousands of punches and kicks daily,… Read More »

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7 Steps: Coming to Clarity from Confusion

Fighting what truly is + denial = suffering

If you’re confused or you know someone who is, here are 7 steps to help you gain clarity or be okay with the fact that you’re confused. Lessons learned from my own experience. Feel free to share your comments too. A Sandstorm in the Desert Sometimes we become confused and begin to doubt ourselves and our choices or maybe we are faced with a choice and are unsure of which… Read More »

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Connected Souls, Universal Grief, The mourning caw of the crow.

When someone close to us leaves to begin the next step on their spiritual journey, we are left behind to begin the grieving process. Our typical process would first be our own personal way of saying goodbye, whether that be a funeral, or I, as many others will refer to it as a “celebration of their life.” Yet, coming to terms with the death of a loved one is not… Read More »