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What If…

“What if our religion was each other If our practice was our life If prayer, our words What if the temple was the Earth If forests were our church If holy water—the rivers, lakes, and ocean What if meditation was our relationships If the teacher was life If wisdom was self-knowledge If love was the […]

We Can Do It

Understanding CLL

CLL. Three deadly letters of the alphabet that are stalking my family.  My sister was diagnosed with CLL about 12-13 years ago.  I have been wanting her to get a bone marrow transplant since she was first diagnosed, but Kaiser considers bone marrow transplants “experimental” and won’t cover the procedure.  I am a firm believer […]

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Let Someone Love You

“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is […]

Now ICU-Afraid That I Won’t

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each others hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega The only person in my […]

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Serve Love

This evening, as the world is poised to celebrate Easter, lets serve love. The trappings of wealth and personal possessions pale in comparison to any love shared. Cars grow old, money can be devalued in the blink of an eye, but the richness of heart felt love is limitless. So light a candle, and say a […]

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The Ha Ha Sisterhood

Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends. When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? Lean on me. I’ll pull the load for awhile.   Lotus Photo Credit

Things They Don’t Teach You In School

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t […]

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The Sacred Dimension of Romance

What is the role of our spiritual journey in our romantic lives, and what is the role of our romantic journey in our spiritual lives? On a certain level, relationships, the deepest kind of intimate love, hold the world together.  The deepest type of love has always been at the center of family. Where families flourish, […]