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Listening as a Spiritual Practice

I read two quotations in the March Richmond Friends Meetingnewsletter and stopped breathing for a second.   You know that feeling—something out of the blue—a quotation, a poem or a comment–strikes you forcefully and you must pay attention.  Who knows why a comment means so much to one person but not to another. I take a …
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To Learn, Find Your Edge

I’m flying down the Powderline from the top of Bald Mountain at the White Grass Ski Touring Center and I’m going faster than I’ve ever skied before.  Conditions are perfect and I’ve thrown my usual caution to the wind.  About two thirds of the way down my exhilaration (mixed with a little fear) turns to …
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A Different New Year’s Resolution

What’s my new year’s resolution for 2013?  I want to coach the way Dava cooks.  I had the privilege (and yes, it is a privilege) to eat Dava Melton’s food while at a workshop and retreat at the Bend of Ivy Lodge outside Asheville, North Carolina. Simple, healthy and delicious, Dava’s food is made with …
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A Quick Practice for a Better 2013

Many of my clients are concerned about the quality of their day, which often seems frenetic and scattered as they rush from one meeting to the next.  In fact, most people I know (including myself!) struggle with this sense of never having enough time, never getting enough done.  I have begun a new practice that …
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