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Be A Great Lover, Be A Fair Fighter

I once heard a wonderful lecture given by Blanche Hartman, who is affiliated with the San Francisco Zen Center. She spoke about loving the world. And about having a heart that is big enough to do so. But first, she advised, one must develop a ...

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It’s been a while since we’ve shared lessons from our collective experiences, and I figure there’s no time like the present. Beginning with an article from a friend, and adding lessons from my own life, as well as input from you—thank you ... Read more

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In the work I do helping people navigate life’s challenges, I sometimes refer to “personal intersections”, those moments when you come to an intellectual, spiritual, or emotional crossroads, and are faced with making a decision. Intersections are ... Read more

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An elderly woman had two large pots, one hung on either  end of a pole which she carried across the back of her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of ... Read more

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Imagine spending a terrific Saturday with one of your best pals. Maybe you’re checking out a few galleries or downtown shops. Strolling, enjoying the weather, talking to complete strangers. You stop for lunch at a favorite restaurant and, later ... Read more

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I have a young friend who recently finished hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail—seven days’ worth. He has plenty of tales from that experience; some are entertaining, some heartbreaking, some positive and life-affirming. Read more

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