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Wellness & Peace in a Chaotic, Violent World

Wellness & Peace in a Chaotic, Violent World

Here we are at the threshold of holiday season. Earlier this week, on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day acknowledging the violence against and murder of Transgender individuals, a mass shooting took place in Colorado Springs at Q Club, a gay bar. On the threshold of the holiday season, we have yet […]

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Yearning & Longing in this Human Existence

Yearning & Longing in this Human Existence

Yearning/Longing is part of the human existence. We witness longing in the Judeo-Christian sacred texts in The Song of Songs and The Psalms, the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir, Mary Oliver, the phrasing of Billie Holiday’s intimate relationship between melody and word, the music of Kendrick Lamar, and the sound of the modes, Aeolian and […]

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Random Thoughts and Ramblings

Random Thoughts and Ramblings

Random Thoughts and Ramblings: I love that Gen Z is falling in love with Kate Bush. I could care less about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. My early summer perennial flowers are starting to bloom and it is 96 degrees mid June. They look disgusted. And wilted before they even flowered. Stop calling human rights […]

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

  “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” ― Muriel Rukeyser   The International Women’s Day (March 8) celebrates the achievements of women in social, economic, cultural, and political fields. As well as marking the day, Women’s Equality Action Day calls for accelerating the advancement […]

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Embodied Prayers for Peace in the World

Embodied Prayers for Peace in the World

Greed can and may destroy this planet. It is the greatest weapon of mass destruction humans employ. It devastates the Earth and destroys the life of the soul. Like many people across our planet, my heart hurts when war machines rumble, tyrants revel in domination and extraction, intimidation and murder in Yemen, Syria, Ethiopia, and […]

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