Peace Category

Leaping Into Space – Preparing a Book Launch

Preparing to launch a book is like jumping out of an airplane. Sure, you’ve practiced, studied, and prepared but it still takes your breath away when you take that first leap into space. And that’s what I feel now. Leap with me HERE. At the beginning of the year, my goal was to complete three […]

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One Heart, One Cry

Do not cry out for vengeance or justice. Neither exist in this world of appearance. Listen and understand we are all nothing and everything we are all one pulsing breathing heart. Our blood flows like rivers to a sea of violence we’ve created when our thoughts, words and actions strike like axes destroying ancient trees. […]

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Looking Out on Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Photo by John Pratt August 2015

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What Are YOU Grateful for Today?

Photo by Brian Payne “. . . Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G. K. Chesterton Today I am grateful for – being filled with the joy of sharing another year of life with my loving husband celebrating the birth of a new nephew gazing on clear blue skies over a placid bay with eagles and […]

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Your One Super Power Subdues All

Begin your Gratitude Practice Today Gratitude overcomes pain, despair, grief, depression, poverty, and heartache. You can wake up feeling as if your life has no purpose or meaning. But, you look out upon a clear blue sky, gaze on fields of colorful flowers, watch eagles glide on wind waves. Thank you flows from your heart, […]

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How Any Body Can Practice Hatha Yoga

Begin your yoga practice with Yogasteya Have you longed to enjoy the healthful benefits of yoga you’ve heard so much about but feel you’re too large, too overweight, too old? Well, you’re not. Yoga is for any type of body. Dianne Bondy, founder of Yogasteya, gently guides you into a hatha yoga practice that fits […]

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Joy and Expectation

Please join me HERE What’s your morning ritual to prepare for the day before you jump out of bed? Years ago, I began doing two stretches for my back and legs to relieve soreness before I got up. Later, I learned a simple Buddhist prayer to say as a blessing and protection for the day. […]

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“We Who Believe in Freedom”

Ella Baker co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC, with Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet, few know of her work. In 1981, Bernice Reagon, founder of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, wrote Ella’s Song. The lyrics are as relevant today as they were decades ago. Enjoy.

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A Little Black History – Part 1

My husband and I collaborated on this several years ago. Enjoy.

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I Need You

O.K. No beating around the bush and trying to be subtle. I need your help. I need at least 100 of you, who follow and read this blog, to join me in the practice of Gratitude 100 – A Simple Practice for Fulfillment, Balance, and Happiness. As I began working on writing this book, I realized I need […]

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