Excavation

If you’ve ever thought that “choosing love” is a stupid idea, this post is for you. What follows is an account of the trip I mentioned in my last post and the learning it inspired.  Through a muckiness that entertained “I choose love” as being one of my dumbest ideas yet, I have come out…

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Eating in the Light of the Moon

Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston “When we go to the deepest, darkest part of ourselves, many of us encounter the pain and suffering we have tried to disown. Our patriarchal culture demands that we bear our pain stoically, keep it hidden from view. We have been reprimanded time and time…

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The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck “Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, an activity…Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom. Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth…Love is as love does. Love is an act of…

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You Are Magnificent

The origin of the word encourage is “en-” “courage,” which means: “to cause (a person) to be in” [his] “heart.” Encouragement speaks through the outer and goes straight to the heart.  It is seeing that spark of truth within another that he does not – that perhaps has never been recognized or acknowledged.  When we…

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Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole This is the only “diet” or eating program that I’ve ever known to work, and believe me, I’ve tried most all of them more than once. Find peace here. No, it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

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The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown “We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that…

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A Return To Love

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson “You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.…

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Don’t Force It

Let Go of Lil Miss Perfect!

Today, choosing love is not forcing it.  Perfectionist-me feels like she needs to write everyday for the next 90 – well, 82, I believe now – and today, Real-me say that choosing love is not forcing it. Choosing love means that this blog gets to be a canvas for my loving artistry.  I do not…

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90 Day Love Challenge

Welcome to my 90 Day Love Challenge! Inspired by a recent class in my masters program and the book we read in it called What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith, I decided to take on a 90 Day Challenge to change a habit.  We were challenged to do so, and I…

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A Year In The Choice

Alice I choose Love

One year ago, I started this blog.  I thought that “choosing love” seemed important and possible.  I was inspired by nature, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dalai Lama, and an idea conveyed by Rumi and A Course in Miracles that said I was not to seek love but instead find all the barriers within myself…

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