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Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage

As you may have read in the instructions to preparing for the upcoming Winter retreat 2015, Venerable Chodron highly recommends and strongly suggests that all retreatants, both going to the Abbey and those doing retreat-from-afar, obtain and study this book. 42 more words


LISTEN: Is Something Missing In Your Life?

What do you find your happiness in? What do you look forward to doing in life? Is there a special person that you love to see because they just make your day? 344 more words

Good News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 Dreams: 12.19.14

{Today would’ve been the 58th birthday of my first boyfriend, JTS, if he hadn’t died 14.5 years ago.}


All I remember is LB putting JTS’s hat somewhere that I could find it. 1,592 more words



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no gift behind door today

Christmas emptiness

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Kids Only Christmas

Zombies gravitate toward Christmas, and it brings out some of the worst impulses in people, while also highlighting just how shallow, empty, and stuff-centric our lives have become.   361 more words


Sexual Addiction: No-Nonsense Advice

Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way! (Proverb 19:2, 2011, NIV).

I am 62 years old.  Quite often, I wondered about my youth–how things could have been. 175 more words


The Nothingness

“I’m not sure who I am.”

As these words left my lips, the goosebumps returned to the skin across my arms, my legs, the back of my neck, … 179 more words

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