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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 Story to Touch Your Heart

I found this video searching for information about Buddhism in Africa. It tells the story, not only of a Buddhist retreat center, but also of a little African girl and her life. It’s 30 minutes long but well worth the watch when you have time.

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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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January Beach Walk

Alaska white sun blazes cloudless blue sky. Water ripples like textured glass. Waves lap lightly to shore. Stream tinkles through ice over rocks. Couples stroll laugh. Groups jump, stumble. Dogs run and stare. Towards sun  a lover’s gentle touch on face. Turn around quiet wind slaps like blowing ice.  

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Gratitude Practice Cures Winter Blues

Living in Alaska, winter darkness descends with overwhelming longevity. And when days are marked by more grey clouds and rain than snow, the bleakness is devastating. Yet, I wake up, snuggling under my covers and think, “I’m grateful for this warm bed.” When I get up, I’m grateful to be able to turn on heat […]

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