Reflections

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  1. Robin Ann

    Everyone that participates in this great site!

    5 months ago
  2. Dolores Kazanjian

    One of them was here this morning. I have mentioned before that my husband and I are experiencing health issues that have required that we hire additional help. A beautiful young woman who helps with dog walking and household chores came by, and we had a lovely visit. She is very kind and caring and has a lot of spiritual depth. And, we are able to partially fill a bit of a void in her life, as she did not get the nurturing she needed as a child. We are able to provide some of the love and caring she missed.
    There are two or three others like this who have showed up for us recently.

    5 months ago
  3. Don Jones

    Apparently, it is a uniquely North American term – y’all.

    5 months ago
  4. Barb C

    Ladan Yalzadeh, who leads a community of practice at https://www.honeyinthetemple.com/, and the women who have participated in online sessions with me. I discovered Ladan through my daughter, who knows her. In the early pandemic with so much physical and therefore social isolation, her workshops that combine movement and mindfulness and explore somatic practices created such a strong and meaningful connection among those who participated. They are my friends thanks to Ladan’s warmth and generous spirit.
    She hasn’t offered workshops for a while due to commitments in the rest of her life. She holds a monthly women’s healing circle as well as the workshops. I highly recommend signing up for her email list if the site interests you so you’ll know when she has new offerings.

    5 months ago
    1. Robin Ann

      Thanks Barb!

      5 months ago
  5. Charlie T

    Ah, good question. Of course I am
    learning that being available to
    connection is how this works. And
    when I am in this open state, I am
    affected by everyone I encounter.
    As for recent big impact, my friends
    that I met four years ago, when my
    life imploded, Including my lovely
    wife, Elena. They show me how to live
    every day and I am so grateful for the
    wretched circumstances that threw
    us together. And the friends here on
    this site. When a friend (who had
    recently suffered a devastating loss)
    sent me this link, I was so impressed
    by the wisdom being shared here.
    After reading the responses for a few
    weeks, I reminded myself of my vow
    to not be a bystander anymore and I
    would participate whenever I could.
    This is all new to me, and I am grateful.
    A big thanks to everyone who shares
    here. You have all had an impact on
    me 🙏

    5 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      I know a woman named Elena. She raises sheep. Your wife is the second woman I now know of with that lovely name. I thank you also for your reflections. Many have touched me deeply Charlie.

      5 months ago
    2. Barb C

      Thank you for being in this community, Charlie. I always look forward to reading your thoughts.

      5 months ago
  6. P
    Peter_B

    Echoing Carol’s post . . . You people have had a big impact on me.

    5 months ago
  7. Laura

    A former client many years ago listened as I complained about a car repair bill.
    “Can you pay for it?”
    “Yes,” I responded.
    “If you can pay for it, it’s not a problem.”
    I’ve recalled that conversation so many times in the years since. It never fails to stop me fretting about an unexpected expense.

    5 months ago
    1. Charlie T

      Laura, I often think about this
      when paying my monthly bills.

      5 months ago
  8. Maeve

    One of my coaches came in to my school this past Monday to help me with an impossible scheduling challenge. Her warmth, cheerfulness and matter-of- fact sensible way of helping me solve the scheduling problems was a real uplift to my work week. Despite her load of duties, she chose to come in to my school so that we could meet in person, rather than just talking to me via Zoom. A big thanks to her, Debbie!! 🙂

    5 months ago
  9. Michele

    Douglas Emhof – VP Kamala Harris’s husband – I just finished ready an article about him (this weekend was Rosh Hashanah) he is helping to represent his faith and to help combat the rising antisemitism in our Country.

    5 months ago
  10. Carol

    Those who answer the Daily Question on this site.

    5 months ago
  11. Carla

    My great nephew, newly turned 6 and a first grader. He so reminds me of his grandfather, my younger brother, at these young ages. His exuberance mixed with unbridled joy is a gift to my heart.

    5 months ago
  12. Joseph McCann

    Our youngest grandchild Emerick. He just reached six 3 days ago. He has an exuberance for life I rarely see in young children, and it just seems to grow each time we do the magical “facetime” on the handheld computers that folks refer to as phones. Thank goodness my wife has one. This past summer he and Aubrey spent a month with us. His zest for life and much laughter had an impact with me.

    5 months ago
    1. Charlie T

      Joseph, as I’m sure you have had
      an impact on him too. Some of
      my earliest memories are of
      “helping” my grandpa out in
      his garden.

      5 months ago
      1. Joseph McCann

        Mine too Charlie. Mine too. Nothing as a connection to the earth.

        5 months ago
  13. EJP

    My new supervisor…..full of energy and positively while providing a safe and encouraging work environment. This is where I need to be in this new season of my life.

    5 months ago
    1. Maeve

      similar situation for me. 🙂

      5 months ago
  14. Yram

    I just completed a reunion of 80+ ladies who have known each other for 63+ years.
    The staff at the hotel were gracious, attentive, and patient with our many requests.
    We may not interact with them again, but the memory of their kindness will last forever.

    5 months ago
    1. Yram

      I am editing on my post. The reunion had 20 participants whose age was 80 plus years.

      5 months ago
  15. Antoinette

    The meditation helpers in the meditation that I started doing about two years ago have had a big impact on me.
    They have been unbelievable in the way they guide this meditation method and how they have helped me to deal with my mind. The method is simple it is to let go of all of our karma- the life lived, habits- all of which we inherited from our ancestors and the body – what we believe is us. The helpers are amazing people and they focus diligently to show us all how to let go of our burdens, fear, stress and doubts!
    This is simply great -fullness in action !
    There are centres all around the world! See you have one and it’s all on zoom if you don’t want to drive !
    No, I don’t work for them ! But my life is changed because of this meditation method and the helpers !
    https://onlinemeditationevents.com/locations/

    5 months ago
    1. Charlie T

      Antoinette, thank you for this 🙏

      5 months ago

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