A Poem by Heart: A Soul Practice

Gazing out over the lush green ravine in the early light, barefoot on the earth, I repeated the poem aloud as a prayer, a new way to greet the morning. Back inside the house, I opened my blue notebook on the coffee table and quietly read the lines again. Noting that I had misspoken one…

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Dawn of the Soul: Excerpt from “The Bones and Breath”

“The old English farmhouse still feels unfamiliar in the dark, the creak of the floors a language different from others I have learned and since forgotten. Outside, the tranquil, green countryside of Kent stirs to its daily waking in a manner far different from the buzzing urban congestion of London. Rather than cars and the…

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Energetic Health, Part 3

[This is the third post of a 3-part series.] It was my friend Paula’s gardens that saved me me. Just over a year ago, when we first moved to Oahu from ‘upcountry’ Maui, we lived in a house owned by a friend in a suburban neighborhood of Honolulu. From the beginning, I felt that something in the house…

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Energetic Health, Part 2

[This is the second post of a 3-part series.] It was a stretch for some people, I guess.  On my MailChimp report, I noted a couple of ‘unsubscribes’ after last week’s post, “Energetic Health, Part 1,” which surprised me slightly but not overly much. They were new readers and I guess the posting just didn’t suit…

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