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Writing in Response to Our Times

An Opportunity to Join Me in Port Townsend!

Writing in Response to Our Times
with Sarah Zale and Whidbey author, Gina Marie Mammano
Fridays, 1p.m. – 3 p.m.every… other week (8 meeting times) 309 more words

Finding the Holiday Spirit

The real meaning of Christmas was hard to find for me this year. It was not in the stores, amidst all of the glitter and stacks of merchandise. 437 more words


sometimes its just a matter of time to dig deep and face the truth

i just sat and listened.  i gave him my full attention, and listened with my heart.  i could hear his fears.  although he kept repeating the same words, i could hear so much more. 214 more words

Reflection on Election, with Compassion

In my Buddhist practice, I begin each day with these words (thanks to Thich Nhat Hanh):

Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand new hours before me.

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"Listening Is All Very Well, But..."

This is what a few people have said to me. They follow it with something like “… I want to be listened TO, how can I make sure people listen to me and that I am HEARD?” 91 more words


when i pause to listen with my heart, i can hear what you're going through; i find a connection and i find compassion

“if we were supposed to talk more than we were to listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.” – mark twain

i often hear the words in my head ‘keep my mouth shut.’ and then the voice continues, ‘i may not know what i’m saying. 164 more words

Knowing When Just To Be Present

What does it mean to hold space for someone? At the heart of it is listening.

With thanks to Adrian Juric for sharing this.