Tag: society

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Why Don’t I Fit In?

Did you ever feel like you didn’t belong in a group you were a forced member of? A recent conversation with family members reminded me how difficult it was growing up and being so different than the rest of my family. It may not have been obvious on […]

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Walking the Talk

What do you do when someone tells a racial joke or ridicules a vulnerable person? Do you go along to get along? Do you make a big deal out of it and chew out the other person, putting them in their place? What is the right way to […]

dandelion fluff

Weeding the Garden

It’s sorta-spring in the Rockies. That means we have both rain and snow. There are bright, warm days and snowy mucky days. Maybe it is finally spring, since we are supposed to be past our first frost-free day, and it’s tornado season already. Our fruit trees bloom, and […]

neo-pagan sculpture

Culture Clash

I posted a book review eight months ago about Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. It proposes a method by which you can purge your home of all things that don’t spark joy in you and your family. […]

View from Mt. Shasta, pine, mountains

Out-growing a Point of View

Can you grow younger in your outlook while maintaining your wisdom? Would you even want to? Years ago I was in a multi-generational group that took part in a quiz to determine our outlook on the professional work world and which generation subscribed to the same beliefs. A […]

Allerton park, Kauai, Hawaii, white water lily

Looking for … a State of Grace

I call upon the Mover of the Universe today, asking for just a little help. I find a need for fortitude — a boost to make it through this tiring dog-eat-dog world. I’m rough around the edges and that isn’t likely to change. I’m clumsy, awkward, and enjoy […]

redwood tree, mossy tree, branches, Redwood National Forest

Enabling our Dreams

What are your dreams and aspirations? What do you long for in your life? What do you do to make it happen? I have a few visions which I’m daring to dream, with clear actions that I’m taking to make them happen. What still surprises me after all […]

milky way, stars, NASA photo

The Final Frontier

There are many ways to slice and dice people into different groups. I happened to see a television show today which characterized the world in different terms: those who believe in UFOs and aliens, and those who don’t. The ones that don’t believe in UFOs look like they […]

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Let Us Begin Again in Love

I was not raised in the Jewish tradition, but I can appreciate wisdom and soul-nourishing activities in all spiritual traditions. I’m re-blogging this from The Daily Muse. What a beautiful thought — one that I hope we can all embrace. In honor of Yom Kippur and with love […]