Silence, Listening, and Connection

I spent last week, and our Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, on silent retreat at a beautiful center outside of Tucson. I spent my mornings in meditation and yoga practice, listening deeply to [...]

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Goddesses of Grace

My beloved Afghan hound, dearest friend, and soul-partner, Tara Lily, left her body on September 22, the Fall Equinox, of this year. Her story, our story, and the gifts of her life and death have [...]

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Healing, Grace, and Miracles

Many years ago, back in my classical pianist life, I was invited to record a CD at a small Byzantine Catholic Monastery in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was one of the nicest experiences of [...]

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Peace. Love. Beauty.

 Photo: Julie Louther Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace I love St. Francis. I like to think of him as the “Patron Saint of Animal Communication.” Although I’m not Catholic, I love the beautiful [...]

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Self-Care for the New Year

Happy New Year! Well, we made it through the end of 2012! I had a wonderful time with all of the planetary and holiday celebrations in December. I spent a lot of time outdoors, in nature, under [...]

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New Moon Circles Expanding and Evolving

Many of you have been actively participating with me in the monthly New Moon Healing Circles for the past two years. As 2013 begins, with the New Moon in Capricorn this January 11, I want to [...]

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A Season of Giving Thanks

This is a guest post from Rama Jyoti Vernon, beloved yoga teacher and pioneer of yoga and conflict resolution. Dear Ones, A bright golden leaf framed by a clear sky floated lightly to earth. My [...]

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Deep Presence

Photo: Rajah at the Blessing of the Animals, Buddhist Stupa, Sedona, AZ “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like [...]

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