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Be More Awake for Your Life

The cold, gray days of January in Iowa are always challenging for me.  It sometimes feels impossible to practice contentment, keep my heart open, and my attitude positive.  Yet the hum of dissatisfaction certainly distracts me from accepting the reality of my life and creates distance from the present moment, which right now happens to be January. Ben and Jerry’s …

Living to be 100

“Even if you live to be 100, it’s really a very short time. So why not spend it undergoing this process of evolution, of opening your mind and heart, connecting with your true nature – rather than getting better and better at fixing, grasping, freezing, closing down?” Pema Chodron