Kathy Custren's Articles (106)

Writing on a Theme: Three for the Road Ahead

Writing on a Theme: Three for the Road Ahead

 

By Kathy Custren

Abstract: Three delayed writing prompts showed a concurrent theme. The combination produced helpful tips on using mindful choice on how to maneuver on the road ahead. Conscious living strategies for a more fulfilled and beautiful life.

It has been a very busy week, and there are more things to do on the road ahead. While the greater part of society…

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Added by Kathy Custren on February 12, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Seeking New Boundaries - Is That Your No or Mine?

Seeking New Boundaries - Is That Your No or Mine?

By Kathy Custren



So many of us seek to define new boundaries. It seems to happen all the time no matter how we define our world, or even our larger cosmic universe. When we get right down to the words we use in setting various boundaries, it can be very enlightening.

One of the first impressions of seeking new boundaries, to me, was in history class. Remember studying the great explorers who sailed on mighty vessels?…

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Added by Kathy Custren on January 20, 2017 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

The Message for 2017 is Balance and Harmony

The Message for 2017 is Balance and Harmony

 

By Kathy Custren

 

Balance and Harmony Take Center Stage in the Year Ahead

The message of cosmic consciousness intercepted is strong and focused when it comes to both balance and harmony for the year ahead. We are encouraged to keep this greater sense, this larger view, of balance and harmony at the forefront of everything we say and do. As we wonder why, the old Police song intones, “Every breath you…

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Added by Kathy Custren on December 26, 2016 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

The Most Accurate News You Can Trust

The Most Accurate News You Can Trust

 

By Kathy Custren

 

Human Interest Relies on the Most Accurate News

As we meet the New Year 2017, so much of our attention is directed to the accuracy of the news we read, hear, and experience. For much of the last century, human interest has been drawn to the regular publication of news on which we can rely. First in print, then on television, we turn to the news media on a regular basis for the facts we need to thrive…

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Added by Kathy Custren on December 26, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock, by Kathy Custren



While many remain oblivious, there is a fair amount of coverage in the press and on social media about the group of Native Americas who are holding a peaceful protest at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Members of the Sioux, Lakota, and other First Nations tribal groups have joined in the thousands to protest the building of an oil pipeline in and through lands and territory adjacent to reservations. The…

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Added by Kathy Custren on October 31, 2016 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

When Can We List Ourselves as Endangered?

When Can We List Ourselves as Endangered?

by Kathy Custren



When bees have reached the doomed designation of being on the endangered species list, does that not spell a certain kind of doom for humanity itself? All the earth science we are ever taught growing up teaches us that bees are the linchpin of our food chain. Without our delightfully buzzing friends that chain unravels. They are what work the whole pollination…

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Added by Kathy Custren on October 18, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy 90th Birthday, "Thay!"

Happy 90th Birthday, "Thay!"

By Kathy Custren



"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar." -Thich Nhat Hanh



Getting in Touch with Age is Not an Easy Thing

The celebrated Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, turns 90 years old on October 11, 2016. Born in Vietnam, this global spiritual leader and peace activist is an…

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Added by Kathy Custren on September 30, 2016 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

What Does It Take to Grow Your Tree?

What Does It Take to Grow Your Tree?

By Kathy Custren



I have a confession to make, which may not come as a complete surprise: I am an old lady who likes trees. There, I've said it; and I feel better. Now, before I get the label of being either a hippie or a yokel, perhaps an explanation is in order. We can find a lot of wisdom in a tree, as you will see.



Know Your Tree - Beyond Image and Metaphor

When we look at a tree we may have a…

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Added by Kathy Custren on September 30, 2016 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Are You "Trending Now" or "On Time?"

Are You "Trending Now" or "On Time?"

By Kathy Custren



So much of our tech-driven existence these days is aligned with topics that are 'of the moment,' or those that are 'trending now.' News lists from just about every social corner want to steer your attention to the most popular or trending subjects. -Forget about "that;" that is yesterday's news. What you want to…

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Added by Kathy Custren on August 23, 2016 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

Blue Lights and the Matters of Lives

Blue Lights and the Matters of Lives

By Kathy Custren  647 Words 

 

It has been a very difficult month, July 2016, for any life of color. Furthermore, if you happen to belong to the police or autism communities, for whom blue lights hold special significance, there is even more of an urgent connection. The annihilation of any life, or any person of difference, or any person who “makes a difference,” is never easy to understand or reconcile.

 

Since…

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Added by Kathy Custren on July 21, 2016 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

What Pulls You to Distraction?

What Pulls You to Distraction?

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It seems no matter now much we try to stay focused on something, any one thing, our focus ends up being pulled by some type of distraction. From the time we open our sleep-laden eyes in the morning, we are met with birdsong and the sounds of the world around us coming back to life. Multiple distractions face us morning, noon, and night. Some of us may have even more than one preferred distraction.

We…

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Added by Kathy Custren on May 15, 2016 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

All the Way Bold—Yes, You Have Permission!

All the Way Bold—Yes, You Have Permission!

by Kathy Custren



Could it be that many of us are too fearful to be bold? “Are we allowed to do it,” we wonder to ourselves. What might it take to prompt us into taking action, when we might very well be surrounded by others just as stiff and silent?

“It is best to ask…

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Added by Kathy Custren on May 13, 2016 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Baring Witness: The Passing of Prince

The world, myself included, mourns the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, the brilliant musician, songwriter, and flamboyant performer, who graced our world with his presence for 57 years. Catching many of us off-guard, we share the same type of shock that came when we heard of other icons who are…

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Added by Kathy Custren on April 21, 2016 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Passion – Not the Same as Compassion

Passion – Not the Same as Compassion

by Kathy Custren

Passion and passionate energies bring a lot of our heart to whatever is done. By passion, we recognize that when we really love to do something—whether it is our vocation or a hobby—we bring our…

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Added by Kathy Custren on April 19, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Visual - Why Can We Not See? Good Question!

The Visual - Why Can We Not See? Good Question! [71]

by Kathy Custren

Why Can We Not See What is Right In Front of Us?

When it comes to all things visual, why is it that so many of us are unable to see? Why can we not see things that are right in front of us? While not everyone may be blessed with the gift of 'second sight,' is there a reason why so many of us deal with occlusion, where…

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Added by Kathy Custren on March 31, 2016 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

In Pursuit of Misbegotten Greatness

In Pursuit of Misbegotten Greatness

by Kathy Custren

It is an interesting, if not strange, time in which we live today. For as much as many of us educated or 'enlightened' beings are reminded about enjoying the here and now, perhaps there are as many…

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Added by Kathy Custren on March 13, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Our “Real” Investment Return

Our “Real” Investment Return

by Kathy Custren



The words, “Return on Investment,” or ROI for short, have a deep meaning to those in business and who keep track on how “sound” an investment of money or services may be. “What's in it for me,” is another quasi-version of this same sentiment—that we have an expectation of seeing something positive as an end result or bottom line. Return on investment is seen as a tidy, logical,…

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Added by Kathy Custren on January 25, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Ziggy Stardust is in the Firmament

Ziggy Stardust is in the Firmament

by Kathy Custren

I watch the ripples change their size

But never leave the stream

Of warm impermanence…

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Added by Kathy Custren on January 11, 2016 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Word Artistry: Get Out of the Gutter

Word Artistry: Get Out of the Gutter

by Kathy Custren



NOTES ON THE ART OF POETRY

I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on

in the world between the covers of books,

such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,

such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,

such and so many blinding bright lights,

splashing all over the pages

in a…

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Added by Kathy Custren on January 9, 2016 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Do You Have All You Need to Wow the World, Now?

Do You Have All You Need to Wow the World, Now?

By Kathy Custren

The start of a brand-new year always gives us an open door to new possibilities. It is more than just a…

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Added by Kathy Custren on January 4, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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