Beyond the Building

My husband and I have been having a lot of discussions about the next phase of our Center for Spiritual Living Kaua’i. We are here in ministry for 10 years and we are making big changes this year. There are many things to consider in any time of change and one of the biggest questions […]

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Everything New

One of the chief messages in most spiritual practices is mindfulness and staying in the present moment. It is one of the things we strive for while developing our meditation practice. It is the challenge of giving up the monkey mind and focusing our attention on just being present in the Presence. I have to […]

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What Do I Need to Know?

As I sit here looking at this blank page, many thoughts fill my mind. It is almost the end of March, and I have not written in a while. It has been a profound month for me. I turned 70 on March 12th. I created a birthday for myself to celebrate this new decade that […]

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It’s Your Birthright!

What is a birthright? The dictionary tells us it is “a particular right of possession or privilege one has from birth.” I’m not sure I knew this when I was a child. No one told me I had a birthright? I just grew up with my parents’ beliefs and teachings and then became an adult […]

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Musings on Turning 70

As I about to enter a new decade, I take a deep breath and sit in wonder of the life I have lived up to this point. I cannot believe how many lives I’ve lived within this one life of 70 years. If I look back, I hardly recognize myself. Do you ever feel this […]

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Stop! In the Name of Love

Okay, I just listened to the song “Stop! In the Name of Love.” Did I really listen to these songs in my younger days and actually like them? I’m not putting Diana Ross down. She’s proved her talent and legacy. I am just questioning a song that would let a woman know it’s okay to […]

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Daring Greatly

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and […]

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