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“Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.”  -  R.D. Laing

We finally have reached our holiday break from school.  I have been looking forward to time with the kids, and nothing to do and nowhere to go.  I had all of the...

 “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

- Pema Chodron

Lately, I’ve found myself in conversations with people, and the common theme seems to be working with difficult people.  A friend was telling me about a...

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” - Marcel Proust


This morning was not particularly different than any other, except for one thing.  On his way back from the laundry room, my husband came back with a look in his eye – an urge to overha...

"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." 

- Victor Hugo


Just as there is day, there is night; nature has times of activity and times of stillness.  Our internal rhythms can also echo this pattern.  Some days are on a roll, things seem to be going in a wa...

“I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost… I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.


I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again.

I can’t belie...

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