Family Rituals, Children and Divorce

Divorce is hard and painful for everyone in a family. One way to help your children through this time of confusion and change is by maintaining your family’s pre-divorce rituals while also creating new ones. Rituals and traditions provide us with meaning in our lives. We often use rituals to mark transitions, the exiting of …

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It is when we step outside of our “thoughts” that we can begin to venture into who we truly are.

Our brains are constantly active, sending us a constant stream of images and thoughts as we try to make sense of our lives, the world and ourselves. When we examine ourselves we are often our own worst critic, daily judging and finding fault with our abilities and who we are. Over time if our negative …

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The Universe will knock upon your door and offer you the breath of no regret. Are you listening?

There are moments in life that take our breath away. These moments alert us to the mystery and wonder of life, leaving us with a deep sense of awe. We also have moments in life that are jolting or shocking. They too take our breath away, and remind us of the fragility of life. They whisper …

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It is when we pause our life, that we can find our life

We move through our days, fullA jumble of directions, activities and deadlinesInfused with worries and joysOur mindsThey jump from past to future, future to pastAnd then they circle around againAt times a blur We anticipate, we rememberAlways thinkingAlways thinking But what ifAll at once we take a pauseAllow ourselves to become fully presentIn this very …

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It is through your capacity to create change in yourself that you create change in the world

When we are feeling stuck, or let down in our lives we may feel sad, powerless or angry. We may, without even realizing it, engage in certain behaviors in an attempt to deny or mask those feelings. Suddenly we may find ourselves believing nothing ever changes in our lives or that the world has left us behind. The …

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known

Picture in your mind an infant. This child is fast asleep in bed, nestled amongst soft velvety blankets. The fresh scent of baby powder and shampoo permeates the room and next to you are the sounds of a soothing lullaby from a music box on the dresser. Slowly, the child begins to stir. First an arm …

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Meditations and Reflections on the Meaning of a Life Well Lived

The measure of a life well lived is an intensely personal belief, shaped in part by one’s family and one’s cultural norms, as well as one’s age and experiences in life. But for all the differences that may be found, there is also a vast number of commonalities. Our commonalities I believe are what nourish …

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