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5 Surprises of Italy!

Bridge in Bagnon Italy

Every retreat I lead is full of magic and surprise, and the month we spent in Tuscany did not disappoint.  With the theme, An Exploration of the Senses, we learned about Italian history, art, food and wine, but we learned even more about ourselves.  I experienced the delight and wonder of surprise many times and…

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The Gifts of Patience

Gifts of Patience

Why are we all in such a rush?  That is the question I asked in my first book, Stop Living Life Like an Emergency! and I’m still asking it.  We are so busy, expectant and impatient, demonstrated by how we react to a slow computer, delayed flight, or transition that takes longer than we expect.…

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7 Acts of Loving-Kindness

I chose compassion, an intention from Your Mindful Year for my personal theme last month, knowing I would be challenged with a full traveling schedule. Compassion is practicing loving-kindness toward ourselves and others. Because what we focus on expands, while my intention was to treat myself kindly, I was unexpectedly showered with loving kindness from…

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The Wisdom of Patience

Jon Kabat-Zin says patience is a form of wisdom. It is being completely open to each moment, accepting it in it’s fullness, and acknowledging things unfold in their own time. Patience is remembering you can’t push the river—which I sometimes try to do when in unfamiliar or uncomfortable territory. Like when I am forced to…

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