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The First Day of School.

The First Day of School.

The trees are full and abundant. The wind sings through the rustling leaves. The hum and harmonics of the insect world create their own symphony as the sun takes its gentle time receding. Couple this with the enthusiastic sounds of kids on bikes and skateboards, throwing and bouncing balls, bursting with sheer physicality and freedom […]

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional

What does Suffering mean to you? Leesa Renee Hall is an author on Patreon I subscribe to for writing prompts. I love this discipline of using prompts and I write every morning and evening either with one of her prompts or with whatever chatter is consuming my mind and the energy of my body. This […]

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Gravity. Love. Prayer.

Gravity. Love. Prayer.

The sky at dawn has this tentative light that emerges. In the mid day sky, clouds often appear white or wispy Gray. At dawn and dusk, they emerge as these dark impressions on this vast canvas of light that is the sky. I marvel at this often. And now, mid March in Southwestern Pa, the […]

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Birthdays, Menopause and More

Birthdays, Menopause and More

Happy Birthday to me! 52 years on this planet. Having a Birthday towards the end of the Calendar year has often lent itself for space for reflection. This year has been fairly intense. Traveled to Guinea, West Africa for the third time with a life long friend and SFU students for a life changing, heart […]

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Know Who You Are- #0008

Know Who You Are- #0008

It never ceases to amazing me about the experience of international travel and its intrinsic ability to remove us from our daily norms to put the important things of life into perspective. I am grateful for my life experiences, which recently took me to Guinea, West Africa and Puerto Rico. This episode of 814 Grounded […]

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Whole Hearted Living in Chaotic Times #0006

Whole Hearted Living in Chaotic Times #0006

Following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we invite you to continue our practice of widening the circumference of love. We live in challenging times and hope that today’s mediation and spoken word brings comfort and enlightenment. Even when tragedy and evil strike, we must be conscious to not perpetuate the injustice but to rise above […]

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