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Ready To Stop Being Overwhelmed?

Never have enough time to get anything finished? Do you feel sick and tired despite countless doctor visits? Is your stomach always in a knot? ALL THAT IS, BEYOND THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY – VITALITY THROUGH MINDFULNESS & GRATITUDE examines my journey through overwhelm to achieve the peace of equanimity. This book shares my experiences along with techniques and […]

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From Dream to Reality

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.     – Greg S. Reid I began with the dream of writing a best selling book. I set a date, and then another date, and […]

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Honor the Living – Native American Heritage Day

The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers The 28th day of the eleventh month of the year 2320 – around the world the drums beat and the earth shakes with the rhythm of dancing feet. The original ones, the keepers of sacred cultures, called “the people” in their hundreds of languages, celebrate their success for […]

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Make Your Haiku Mini-Comic

Squash bugs devour leaves poison roots of blooming plants extermination The summer of 2012, I planted squash in my sandy, desert backyard in our Hopi home in Arizona. Of course, I didn’t read about protecting squash plants from squash bugs until they appeared and it was too late. The poor soil attracted the bugs and […]

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Celebrating Our Wedding Anniversary

Today Brian Payne and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We were married at Udiyan Maitreya Kosha, a Buddhist Center, in Denver, Colorado at 11:11, January 11th. Gretchen Groth, now a Lama, conducted the ceremony that Brian and I wrote. Even though, I’ve been spending the morning with head congestion and repeated sneezes, we’re having […]

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Cultural Reconciliation – Dia de la Raza

Reflections on Wearing the Manta When I wear Hopi dress do I take on thousands of years of spiritual tradition over 500 years of recorded history? Do I become Hopi? Is Hopi a state of mind or solely a genetic inheritance? Twenty years ago, I lived in Austin Texas and was the director of the […]

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Bridging Contradictions – Becoming 21st Century Saints

Once upon a time, a golden skinned little girl knelt on her knees and prayed before her statue of the Virgin Mary. “Hail Mary, full of grace. . .help me to be good like a saint.” She tried to be helpful to her parents and to be obedient. She tried to be kind and loving […]

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STORY OF A HEALING DREAM

I had not intended to write today, but I have a story to share. Tuesday morning, I ended my 12 hour night shift of nursing with a feeling of malaise. For hours I had a headache that was not strong enough for pills, a tiredness I could not explain, and a deep feeling of emptiness, […]

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Reflections on a Year of Gratitude

The old analogy of some people seeing the glass half full while others see it half empty can also be applied to how some people will reflect on 2011. Some will see this as a year of betrayed promises leading to despair, others will see this as a year of small successes with positive growth […]

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Welcome to the World of the Feminine Ocean Holding Great Knowledge.

I have spent this day, the burial of my dear elder Cousin Helen, going through my Buddhist books, notebooks, and prayers. I was searching for the Sur practice to do for Cousin Helen to assist her passage through the Intermediate Bardo. In the process of this search, I found the card with the name my […]

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