Simplicity Is The Key – Declutter Now

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Wet Plate Collodion Photography In Process

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So while I was at the Oakland Women’s March I stumbled upon this.  Wet plate collodion photography in real time. Brittany Bradley works as a photographer at the Oakland Museum, but on this day she was working on an independent project. She said she felt compelled to come out and capture images to bear witness to women […]

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Oakland Women’s March 2019 – You Feel Me?

The Oakland Women’s March brought out thousands of women and to the heart of my most beloved city.  This year’s march drew a lot of people who said they could feel a change in the air, a different atmosphere.  Most everyone I spoke to told me they felt a dire sense or need to vocalize and stand up […]

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Pause Now – Mobile Meditation

We’ve all heard the children’s song, “the wheels on the bus go round and round….”  Well the wheels on this bus are making the bay area slow down. Pause Now is the first of its kind, a mobile meditation center founded by former banker Jackie Corwin.  She left the corporate world to spread mindfulness across the bay. […]

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Day One Or One Day?

Day one or one day?  It’s all in the interpretation. Will this be the first day of the rest of our lives?  Our first day to start off fresh and hit the ground running?  Or is this one day, just one day, just another day?  It’s hardly just another day.  It’s a day we are lucky […]

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Aging Gracefully – Insights From Inside The Elder Wisdom Circle

As mentioned in my previous post I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of connecting with several volunteers from a non-profit founded right here in Northern California. The Elder Wisdom Circle is an organization which has senior volunteers from across the country answer letters from people seeking sage advice. David Bickart is one of those exceptional volunteers who gives freely his time and wisdom. […]

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Sage Advice From A Wise And Lovely Soul

Sage advice doesn’t come easy so when I first came to learn of the Elder Wisdom Circle I knew I had to reach out to some of these sages. It was from a book that I first came to learn of the Elder Wisdom Circle.  It’s a non-profit with roots right here in the bay area […]

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Compassionate Listening – What A Gift

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Compassionate listening is the greatest gift we can give.  It is also one of the greatest paths to mindfulness.  Mindfulness means to be awakened and operate from a place of heightened awareness. Compassionate listening teaches us that all living beings are interconnected.  We are all one.  It is one cosmic consciousness.  The energy I put […]

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Outside The Parameters – Why You Need To Leave Your Comfort Zone To Succeed

Outside the Parameters – Leaving Your Comfort Zone Some of our greatest experiences, events, occurrences, revelations happen just outside of that unrelenting comfort zone.  We grip to it with everything we have.  So scared of our awesomeness.  It’s so awesome we’re left paralyzed with fear of how awesome. We know what we’re capable of.  We […]

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