What does it mean to be divine in human form?

What does it mean to be divine in human form? Divine in human form? I had no clue what that even meant. For a good part of my twenties and thirties, I walked around with little awareness of my inner divinity. I was mostly identified with my personality, beliefs, ideas, and world-view. So often I…

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What Is Sacred In Your Life?

What is sacred in your life? Recently, I’ve been thinking about something important. Five words, to be precise. What is a sacred life? Rivvy Neshama, author of Recipes For A Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles is the originator of this question. In a recent interview, she invited the listeners to ponder this profound…

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Grief And Faith

international grief council

What is the relationship between grief and faith? Grief is not Catholic, Hindu, or Jew. Grief is not black, white or brown. Grief is the great leveler. It slices through differences of country and culture, faith and fanaticism. Grief is the language of  the human heart broken by loss. It is to give voice to…

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Why You Should Think About Your Legacy

your legacy

Why you should think about your legacy is the first step before you think about living a life that creates your legacy. One of my favorite pastimes is to watch old reruns of the decades-ago sitcom Three’s Company. I adore John Ritter (the young chef who shares an apartment with two girls) and his antics. He makes me…

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Sharing Your Grief Story

your story of loss

Sharing your grief story makes it a connected experience and lightens our load. Last weekend I was at a wonderful event organized by Life Matters Media, an initiative dedicated to spreading information, support and resources for all involved in end-of-life decision-making. It was an evening of professional storytelling about end-of-life care. As each of the storytellers…

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How to Find Your Passion

directing your destiny

Lounging in your couch and staring at a vision board all day long isn’t going to do anything to accelerate the flow of abundance into your life. This is the premise on which Jennifer Grace’s book Directing Your Destiny: How to Become the Writer, Producer and Director of Your Dreams is built. How to find…

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The Cycle of Birth and Death

circle of life

Eckhart Tolle is one of my favorite modern-day mystics. In his book A New Earth Tolle talks about the duality of life. There’s night and day, up and down, happy and sad, tall and short, the cycle of birth and death. Duality is the nature of the physical world we live in. It is a world…

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Why Me?

why

Why me? Why my child? These are questions every parent who lost a child in the Connecticut school shootings is asking today. Why innocent kids? This follows on the heels of the first. When the mind is confronted with a tragedy of this magnitude, there are more questions than answers. Asking why me is completely normal.…

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Wishes for someone Grieving

wishes for the grieving heart

Wishes for the Grieving and Healing Heart opens with a heartwarming story of the water bug that turns into a dragonfly–a perfect metaphor for the transformation from physical form to spirit. It heralds a significant truth: When you lose someone you love, life will never be the same; you will never be the same. But…

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How Connected Are We?

for the sender alex woodard

How connected are we? This book is about a dog named Kona that died. It’s about a singer-songwriter’s jaded, faded dreams. It’s about heartbreak and loss and grief. It’s about the power of a letter. It’s all this and so much more. It’s a slim book that’s heavy with emotion. But to me, the words…

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