Stories

January 8, 2018

Midway through the second climb after leaving O’Cebreiro, I was cursing the author of my guidebook, who had left out vitally important information. I had been promised a downhill walk the day after the big climb. Nowhere had it stated that two major climbs happened bef...

July 17, 2017

El Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s great pilgrimage routes and also a UNESCO World Heritage site, with monuments of historical significance all along the way.

Its origins predate Christianity, though it is best known as a path walked by Christians and others fo...

July 17, 2015

Mindfulness is defined as a state of active, open attention on the present moment. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them as good or bad.  You develop the ability to respond to events in your life, rather than...

June 2, 2015

Self-acceptance is the key to acting authentically versus defensively.  For me, this is especially apparent when I write.

Writing is the most fun thing in the world, when my self-acceptance is high.  I love it, and want to get lost in it.  The world is full of sunshine...

April 12, 2013

Favorite Things

Few things will put you back in the present moment like a taste of your favorite thing. For me, it is yummy avocado. But what to do when it seems that avocados are no longer in season?

I was confronted with just such a situation last week, when after a da...

April 10, 2013

Necessities of Life

How well do you know yourself and what you need?

Not all of us are blessed with the ability to drop out of life for a period to focus on answering this question.  Even while living in the press of daily life and its obligations, there are options for...

March 25, 2013

Technical Difficulties

Something happens, and it doesn’t feel good.  A laptop crashes, an opportunity does not work out, someone dear lets you down.  How can we minimize the disruptions of life’s less than pleasant events so that we can continue to positively attract wh...

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