So, I know this should have been done yesterday, but it was supposed to snow last night (and it did!) so I ended up making a last-minute grocery store run and ended up running out of time. However, the point is still true this morning. National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman was the surprise hit … More Inauguration Poetic Follow-Up Week 1: Amanda Gorman Makes Poetry HOT Again!
I’ve been pretty transfixed watching the inaugural activities today. If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you will know one of the highlights of the day for me was the incredible poem by Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate. I had high expectations, but she blasted past them by not only giving us … More An All-American Inauguration Dinner
This blog is all about that quote. During this time when it can be easy to become overwhelmed with worry, fear, and doubt, I think we are all looking for ways to keep ourselves in the light. The Chopra Center is giving that effort a boost by releasing one of its free 21-Day Mediations Experiences. … More Join Oprah and Deepak in Meditating about Hope
This morning I started the latest of the free meditation series offered by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. It is a 21-day program of free daily meditations, this time on the theme of Desire and Destiny. Deepak explains that while many people think our desires detract from our spiritual pursuits, he believes just the opposite; … More Desire and Destiny
Happy Earth Day 2017! This Saturday, April 22, marks the 47th year of this international event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. According to the organizers, this year nearly one billion people will show their love for the planet at Earth Day events in nearly 200 different countries. The thing is, for most of us, … More Celebrating the Good on Earth Day
In the ancient Greek myth of Pandora (the world’s first woman, not the music-playing service), this “all-gifted” woman accidentally released all the world’s evils–famine, sickness, war, pain, death–when she opened her jar (later translated into a box). The king of the Greek gods, Zeus, left her only one force with which to deal with all of … More Meditation Monday: Three Weeks of Hope