Category Archive: Conversations

Meaning and Joy

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    A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked. Anais Nin       Over the past month, I’ve been putting together interviews with fascinating …

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Neuroscience Geeks Have Spirits Too

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  From across a crowded Twitter room, somehow, I discovered Susan Alexander.  Lawyer turned blogger, and app4mind creator, Susan posted something that caught my attention and we’ve had an ongoing dialogue ever since.  Whenever Susan writes, I’m challenged to think.  She’s “come to excel at taking huge amounts of information, extracting what’s useful, and distilling …

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Golden Wings

  Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul. ~Rumi     I worry.  I research.  I write like a …

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If I am where I am, where am I?

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  I am in the Land of Agonizing Almost.   I launched my last two products over a year ago to the sound of chirping crickets. I stepped back and started to study more about online business. I signed up for classes, read blog posts, participated in projects and socialized in media.   Then it …

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Life Flows On in a Quantum State of Mind

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  When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find Peace of mind is waiting there And the time will come When you see We’re all one and Life flows on within you and without you ~George Harrison   Since writing my post last week on the portals of aging, I’ve been in a quantum …

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The Portals of Aging

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  Recently I was asked to write both about my experience of being in my fifties and my menopausal experiences.  It’s difficult for me to write in my authentic voice about this.  My first reaction is to start doing research and then educate you, my dear reader.  If I approach the question academically, then it …

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Treasures Large and Small

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“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”  ~Carol Lynn Pearson     In many fairy tales, there is a hero who quests to find hidden treasure.  The treasure is secret or buried.  There are riddles to be solved.  Glittering gemstones wait to be discovered.  Along the way challenges appear …

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For the love of writing – an interview with Tanja Gardner

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  It’s been my great pleasure to meet and work with Tanja Gardner.  She lives in one of my favorite countries, New Zealand, spells like she’s British and has spectacular editing skills.  She helped turn my Transformation Journey from an incoherent mess into something that not only made sense, but actually had value!  For this …

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The season of giving and receiving

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“The months of darkness are the time when nature incubates its seeds and prepares for an explosion of growth in the spring. This is also a natural time for us to conceive new dreams. When we are less preoccupied with going out and keeping busy, we can take the time to reflect on what is …

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Secrets of the Morning Breeze

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  I’m fortunate and grateful to live in spacious country with lots of sky. This morning I took a walk with my dogs and my camera. I listened to the breeze and heard the whisper of a secret yearning.   Some new ideas are emerging from my heart and soul.  I have a vision of community.  …

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