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Kokopelli – Kindness, Gratitude, and Abundance

This Native American story teaches kindness, gratitude, and abundance. Enjoy.

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New Views on End of Life

I work as a Labor and Delivery Nurse as well as a Med-Surg nurse. Thus, I get to participate in the two experiences all humans share, being born and dying. Of course, as a Med-Surg nurse, most of the emphasis is on keeping our patients alive, which often means having to administer medicines and to […]

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Odyssey to Homer, Alaska – Haiku 1 – Moab

Heat seeps into pores walk beneath Moab’s towers tasty food beckons. Moab, Utah is a tourist town and we’re staying here for two days. These photos capture a little of the feel of the town. As for tasty food, I had a portobello mushroom M.O.A.B. (Mother of all burritos) at Miguel’s Baja Grill. And I […]

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Dia de los Muertos

After celebrating Halloween, it is time to observe Dia de los Muertos on November 1st. This original audio story will allow you to experience its meaningful richness. Click on the link below and enjoy. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/10/31_the_vision_of_la_dona_muerte.html

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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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Continuity of Consciousness – A Birthday Story

One summer day, when I was ten years old, I thought, “I always was and always will be.” I found comfort and support in that thought, but immediately remembered  the Catholic Church teaches that only God has no beginning and no end. Although I could not resolve what appeared to be a contradiction to  Catholic […]

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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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