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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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It’s Time

Jan 10, 2020 | Blog

    It’s Time “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” Dr Suess As soon as I finished my last blog I felt that something was missing. Interestingly, my

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Attention & Attraction

Jan 9, 2020 | Blog

Today it is sunny. It is morning here in Oxford so as I write this I am aware that you are sleeping. I hope you are sleeping and resting peacefully. The holidays seem to bring a lot of “busyness” or perhaps we create that feeling. January brings an invitation to slow down. Recently I sprained

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New Year

Dec 30, 2019 | Blog

Getting ready for the New Year!   “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce   As 2019 comes to an end it is good to spend time

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Christmas Blog

Dec 26, 2019 | Blog

 Sunday, December 22, 2019   “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”~ Charles Dickens   Today is sunny in Oxford after a week of rainy days. I returned Monday from London. There are Christmas markets in London, Oxford and all the villages in England with bright decorations and wonderful

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Possibilities

Nov 24, 2019 | Blog

November 2019 From Oxford, UK Possibilities       Saturday I visited Bletchley Park. Engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and others gathered here during WWII and worked on breaking the German Enigma machine and other secret codes. You may have seen the movie, The Imitation Game, staring Benedict Cumberbatch as one of these code breakers, Alan Turing.

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