Category Archives: love

From the Heart

When sharing in life is the mission of an organization, every project and task must come from the heart. When the goal is to make sure that all constituents feel valued and able to contribute to the community, regardless of their … Continue reading »

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Intolerance Comes from Within

“Why are you still reading that book, Mommy?”  My son’s question was a good one. All I had done was critique and exclaim over this memoir I’m reading. (Remember the blog I wrote about it? It’s really sticking in my … Continue reading »

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The Challenge of Connection

I had an interesting conversation with a woman today who confessed that she has a hard time finding other women to connect with, who have been through what she’s been through. I’d say I know myself fairly well these days … Continue reading »

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I Didn’t Expect to Love India

Walking through the ashram where the Beatles learned Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi, I fought back tears. My eyes filled, and I swallowed, breathing deeply from the intensity of it all. The tall trees and wildflowers. The buildings fallen into … Continue reading »

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Hugging

In America, we avert our gazes and move out of people’s ways. We are expert at it. In an elevator with strangers? Look at the floor numbers lighting up as you move or stare at your smartphone. God Forbid we … Continue reading »

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The Dance of Marriage

Step together, step. Step together, step. Listen for the music. Move to the beat. Put your arms like this – hold your torso straighter, taller, stronger. Look at the five touch points between you. The fifth point, body to body, … Continue reading »

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What Is Special About You?

Pieces of colorful paper passed from hand to hand, waiting for another sentence about what was special or unique or good about the person whose name was emblazoned in black marker in the middle of the page. The papers circulated … Continue reading »

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Happy Valentine’s Day

On the kitchen table are cards and chocolates for all the people I love. In my morning email was a singing telegram from a dear friend. The kids have their valentines all inscribed and packed into backpacks, ready for school … Continue reading »

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True Giving

When we set out on the hike, we were full of energy and enthusiasm for what lay ahead. It’s always like that. You don’t know what you’re really getting into until you’re in the thick of it and then you … Continue reading »

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The Definition of Friend

This morning dawned cold and beautiful, the sun like diamonds on the white expanse. Yes, the driving was slick, and yes it was another day of bundling up, but I had the glory of seeing beauty in action before I … Continue reading »

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