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Mar 19, 2020 | Blog

Thursday, March 19 I am home. I planned to return to London/ Oxford on Monday. By Sunday it became clear that returning to the US at the end of April would not be possible so I cancelled my flight. Robert packed up our belongings and after some difficulty and lots of time on the phone

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We Are Artists

Mar 2, 2020 | Blog

We Are Artists This weekend my husband and I drove to Uffington to visit Whitehorse Hill. Sometime between 1380 and 550 BC a 350 ft long figure of a horse was cut into the hill at about 3 meters deep. It was a bright sunny day but the wind on the hill made the climb

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Impermanence -change- is the nature of our existence.

Feb 28, 2020 | Blog

Impermanence -change- is the nature of our existence. This morning the wind is strong and brings huge wet snow flakes. They don’t stick. From my study window I watch the grey and white clouds quickly pass overhead. Their passing is interrupted by blue sky and sunshine. Our thoughts are like clouds; they can be observed

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How can I serve?

Feb 28, 2020 | Blog

How can I serve? “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” ~ Albert Schweitzer There are signs of spring here in Oxford. As I walk I notice Spring flowers

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Time Flies

Feb 28, 2020 | Blog

Time Flies “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Anonymous I wrote this blog the day before I returned to the US on January 24th. I did not send it. My thoughts were that it was a little preachy, perhaps it would be received as “ political”. I

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Happy Valentine

Feb 14, 2020 | Blog

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” ~ Sophocles   The energy of love is the most powerful in the universe. It is the fuel of creation.  On this day we tend to focus on romantic love which is just one type of love. And if

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The Power Of Pause

Jan 22, 2020 | Blog

The Power of Pause “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”– Viktor Frankl This weekend we drove to Canterbury and Dover. (Think Canterbury Tales and White Cliffs.) The Canterbury Cathedral is an important medieval pilgrimage

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Forgiveness

Jan 16, 2020 | Blog

  Forgiveness “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to discover that the prisoner was you.” -Lewes B. Smedes “Resentment is like drinking poison then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela “Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.” – Mahatma Ghandi “Forgiveness is the

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Self-Compassion

Jan 15, 2020 | Blog

Self-Compassion A Native American story tells of an old Cherokee who is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy, “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil-he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies,

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Begin at the Beginning

Jan 13, 2020 | Blog

Begin at the Beginning   “It’s always best to start at the beginning. And all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road.”  “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”   Glinda the Good Witch ~ The Wizard of Oz       As a child, my daughter,

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