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The tale of a summer vision board

8 weeks ago, I joined a friend in a healthy lifestyle challenge to get ready for summer. The first thing we did was a virtual vision board – “create your summer”. Here’s what mine looked like. And here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been up to the past few weeks: •a jog down Into Wai’pio […]

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Who can tell me about Mother Teresa?

In the past couple of weeks, it seems like several different references to Mother Teresa have caught my attention. Are people talking about her more than normal? Or is there just some message I’m meant to hear right now ? Maybe it’s a little of both. Sharing this here reminds me that I meant to […]

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Day 33: If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?

I suspect that I’ve written about this before, but to be honest, I’m too lazy to go back and look! Those of us in the helping profession hear the words “self care” so often that we become numb to its meaning. It’s a phrase thrown around in classrooms, and the idea is nice… But let’s […]

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Day 29: Personal truths: getting real and re-defining hunger

Have you noticed that I’ve been quiet for a while? I didn’t make a conscious decision to stop writing, but I have been intentionally focusing inward. This journey of love calls for getting real; finding more places and ways to be truthful with myself and others. In doing so, I have noticed so many ways […]

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Day 28: To consistently love?

Hmmm. Not even 30 days in and I’m finding it a bit of a challenge to write about love in every entry. Why is that ? And the bigger question, if it’s challenging to write about love every day, is it that much harder to actually BE loving every day? This might seem weird but […]

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Day 20: If you’re your own worst enemy, read on…

“Growing into your future … requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.”~ Victoria Moran If you read my love letter to yoga, then you won’t be surprised to see some of my posts […]

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Day 18: What’s your passion?

Last night, I was struck by Hawea’s inspired state as she bustled about the kitchen, preparing dinner. She was creating from the heart, working from a place of passion. The meal itself was simple: po’ boy sandwiches. She started by scooping some of the innards out of a loaf of french bread, making a “boat” […]

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Day 12: The Secret of Happiness

“So, have we solved the secret of happiness? “I believe so,” he said Are you going to tell me? “Yes. Ready?” Ready. “Be satisfied.” That’s it? “Be grateful.” That’s it? “For what you have. For the love you receive. And for what God has given you.” That’s it? He looked me in the eye .Then […]

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Day 11: Snoopy keeps it simple

Peppermint Patty: “Snoopy, this has been a bad week for me… What can you do when everything seems hopeless?” Snoopy: “SMAK!!” (aka loving smooch!!!) Peppermint Patty: “That’s good advice! A little bit of love makes all the difference.

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Day 8: Buddha on compassion

Compassion (for self and others) is at the heart of love, would you agree? When I went for an evening swim after a long day, the water whispered wisely to me: The world will beat you up to the extent that you are harsh to yourself and others. The world will reflect love back to […]

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