Monthly Archives: November 2010

Advent’s Changing Seasons

This week last year I had just returned from my family’s home in the Pacific Northwest. My grandfather has passed away weeks earlier and this was the first holiday without him.  My relatives and I were adjusting to the new era, one ushered in by death’s reminder that the kids are now adults and the adults on their way to grandparenthood.  This is not to be morbid or say they

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Checking-in: A Self-Care Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us.  At the same time this thrills me, I am also struck by its ever rapid approach this year. I have been pondering the pace and meaning of time and Thanksgiving quite a bit as I skim cookbooks and Food Network.com as well as navigate through Trader Joes like it’s boot camp. Last week I wrote about the reality of “what is” in terms of books and

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the reality of what is.

I devour books.  I gorge myself on them until my brain is so full of plot lines, “what-ifs,” and I-have-to-know-how-this-ends, that I have little space for other creative endeavors.  It is not uncommon to find me at midnight with a headlamp strapped to my forehead nestled under the covers so I can stay warm, but not disturb my sleeping husband with our more powerful nightstand light. Since finishing my own

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CNN article indirectly backs up A Beautiful Mess

This article was posted on CNN about a 10 year study on Perfection.  It is very reminiscent of the core message of A Beautiful Mess.  Exciting that there is so much coming out about this right around the book being released. Click here to read it.

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A Blessing of Solitude

My pace of life is subtly starting to slow, so I will be writing more soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share with you a Blessing of Solitude from John O’Donohue, one of the great Celtic Spirituality Writers.  I wish you all blessing on this cold night. May you recognize in your life the presence, power and light of your soul. May you realize that you are never

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Fan upload

I wanted to give a special shout out to a wonderful small group who is reading ABM in Colorado! Looking forward to getting out to Colorado to meet you all (and more of you) in 2011!

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