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My Love Letter to Life

My Love Letter to Life

I live with this ever present ache of love for life. Sometimes this ache finds its expression in sharing practices of affirming worth and value that we might call yoga or meditation. Sometimes this ache finds an outlet in a long hug. Often in Song. In Writing. Conversations with deep listening and authentic sharing. In […]

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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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Intentions- #0002

Welcome to episode #0002 of the 814 Grounded Pod. Today we offer a guided writing practice to explore intentions to prepare for this new year. We want to focus to go “Out with the old and in with the new.” During this episode we ask for you to write freely based on the following prompts: […]

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Ring in the New Year with Intention, Clarity and Hope.

Ring in the New Year with Intention, Clarity and Hope.

2017 for me, began in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, West Africa with a festive soirée that began with a shared meal and had lots of dancing and merry making! 2017 comes to a close celebrating the birth of our first grandchild, Anthony Michael Bayush born on December 14 to Johnny (my son) and […]

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