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Put the Thanks back in Thanksgiving

In the United States, fall marks a trifecta of holidays that snowball, picking up speed as they carry us,—often chaotically—from October through the New Year. The party starts with the distinctly non-religious (some would say pagan) celebration of Halloween; progresses to the spiritually inclusive embracing of gratitude that is Thanksgiving; and culminates in various religious observances ranging from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanza. Sadly, long before we reach Thanksgiving day, we are…


Added by Monette Chilson on October 13, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Harvest Moon Kindles Seasonal Introspection

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.  - Mohandas Gandhi

There is a feel to the year that goes beyond the number-filled grids that occupy our paper and electronic planners. In this intuitive calendar, we spend the summer living life out loud, outside and out of our usual rhythms. Fall arrives, ushering in routine, epitomized by the equilibrium inherent in last week's autumnal…


Added by Monette Chilson on September 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Establish a Ritual

It’s that time of year again. When our inner critics kick in and start making resolutions. To look better, think better, act better, live better, love better. We delusionally think these resolutions will revolutionize the world. Or at least our world.

The real power lives in what we actually do every day, not what we aspire to do. Rituals are not only comforting, they’re transformational. And worth cultivating. So where to start?

Sacred Space...…


Added by Monette Chilson on January 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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