Turn Gratitude to Giving

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Although the Thanksgiving feast has past, we remain deeply seated in the season of gratitude and giving. Open your hearts to this wonderful article from Beth Morrison, CEO of Haven, and please consider “giving” to the many wonderful souls in our community who struggle daily to have their most basic needs met.  Never underestimate the […]

Fun, Frolic And Freak Outs!

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And so it begins. Six weeks of fun, frolic, food, family and friends gathering, and freak outs! Plentiful and bountiful, drama during the holiday season is a sure thing with a very unique flavor. Starting with Thanksgiving, which by the way is my favorite holiday celebration. It just so happens that this year Hanukah is […]

There’s More Right Than Wrong With You

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In Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn writes, “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than there is wrong, no matter how ill or how hopeless you may feel.” From the moment you are conceived, right up until the moment you take your last breath, there is more right with you […]

This New Year: Practice Presence, Gratitude, And Compassion

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Embracing the New Year will likely be no different for me this year than last or the one before that. With one exception. I intend to improve upon my practice of mindfulness, gratitude and compassion.   In the past; resolutions, goal setting, promises and plans generally resulted in nothing more than dissolved resolutions, broken promises […]

With Gratitude

Gratitude & Love Unlock Our Hearts

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

Messages Of Love – Be A Voter Today!

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Voting today has absolutely no connection to this article. On second thought, perhaps it has everything to do with the post you will be reading in a moment. That being said…this is good stuff no matter who you are; republican, democrat, independent,  religious, spiritual, cynic, yogi, meditator – or not!  As long as we are […]

Get Up And Move! No Matter What!

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carole Welch (This post was written a year and a half ago, at a time when I was feeling low and unsure of myself. But there was a sense that my spirit was rising again, following a long period of what felt […]

A Message of Thanks From HAVEN

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Dear ASK Readers, This holiday season, we are grateful that our mission holds a special place in your heart. Through your generosity and commitment, HAVEN was able to serve 29,203 women, children and men last year. We were able to provide resources and reassurance to over 6,000 callers to our toll-free, 24-hour crisis and support […]

A Living Web of Gratitude

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What do you feel when someone thanks you for something? For a comment in a meeting, a task done at home, an extra step taken, an encouraging word. You probably feel seen, appreciated, that you matter to the other person. Maybe a little startled, maybe wondering if you really deserve it, but also glad. Personally, […]

Stuff Yourself With Goodness This Holiday Season

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“Stuff yourself with goodness; fill yourself up FULL; with everything delicious and let the leftovers go…” Over and over again; all week long these words have been rolling off my tongue. Perhaps not the most profound but deeply heartfelt and soul driven. Coming together, being with one another, just inches apart on our yoga mats, […]