“If the only prayer you ever say in your lifetime is ‘Thank you,’ that’s enough.” Meister Eckhart, 13th century German theologian, philosopher and mystic “Gratitude is heaven itself” William Blake, 18th Century English poet, painter, and printmaker Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate gratitude. To continue or to begin a conscious practice of noticing…

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New 4-week personal writing groups planned especially for this season will meet each Thursday in November (skipping Thanksgiving) from 3 to 5 in the afternoon OR from 6 to 8 in the evening.  Tuition is $175.  To register, email [email protected] with “November Writing” in the subject line.  Credit Cards are accepted online. These groups are often…

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Haiku is simple enough for young children but complicated and intuitive enough to engage people of all ages and across cultures. Haiku’s very short form consisting of only three lines may appear trite or non-sensical.  But if that were so, it would not have endured for centuries and continue to be written in many languages…

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The Holiday Season has arrived.  It might seem that it began months ago when the shelves in most stores around town filled with red and green decorations and gifts.  To me, Thanksgiving feels more like the official beginning of the season. Growing up, my family’s annual Thanksgiving tradition was to feast at noon on turkey…

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Blessing one another comes naturally to all of us here in the South.  Who hasn’t heard, “Well, bless your heart” spoken to another person or “Bless you” when someone sneezes? Offering blessings to another is also a powerful way to share your hard-earned wisdom, truest values and best wishes with others – family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers,…

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Gratitude is a hot topic. Not just at Thanksgiving and on birthdays. Check bookstores. Read articles in magazines and newspapers. Google the word “Gratitude” and find over 80 million links. The popularity of the Gratitude Journal has continued for decades. Writing the seemingly little things in a notebook—jotting a list of memories or writing a…

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