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When houseguests of all sorts are radically welcomed, then we have a chance at peace

This #thankyouthursday, I am grateful for houseguests. Specifically, I am grateful for the understanding that houseguests are meant to be welcomed, no matter who they are. I am in part referring to the Rumi poem I hope you are already familiar with the words of “The Guest House,” but just in case you’re not I will place […]

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My relationship with Facebook is really not so complicated.

This #thankyouthursday, I am grateful for Facebook. Facebook: Love it or leave it. (jk, you can’t really leave it) I get the feeling it’s not cool to sincerely appreciate Facebook. Like, it’s so full of false information. And it’s such a distraction. An echo chamber. Just a bunch of people talking about themselves without really listening to anyone […]

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Satyagraha is a force for love and all of us can live it

Satyagraha is a Sanskrit term Gandhi coined in support of nonviolence, and I want it to be my life. Pursuing a desire for nonviolence This past weekend, Greenpeace hosted a workshop on nonviolent resistance, and as soon as I heard about it (via Marianne Williamson’s weekly livestream), I knew I ought to attend. Because while I don’t particularly […]

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Sunlight of the spirit is the most beautiful light to ever shine on anything (in my humble opinion)

Whether or not you believe in god, you kinda have to believe in sunlight, right? I am so grateful for sunlight. It helps me have faith. I get by just fine on rainy days, but there is nothing like waking up to the bright possibility that sunshine so often seems to promise. So it’s not surprising that […]

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Tiny triumphs pave the way to big change, whether you are leaving your job or addressing addiction

In a couple weeks, I am taking a big leap: leaving my job and following my heart. And tiny triumphs are paving my way. In particular, yesterday I drank tea. It felt like major victory. I love coffee soooo much Coffee is not my friend. It makes me uptight and anxious and occasionally short-tempered and […]

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I am grateful for free spirit guide readings, aka the opportunity to give away my gifts

For the last six months I have been giving away free spirit guide readings. If you don’t know what spirit guide readings are, join the club—or at least the club I was in before January 2016, when I discovered with startling immediacy just how real my spirit guides were. Since then I have continually honed […]

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