26 Nov. 2022

The Mystery of Sapa

2022-11-26T04:54:43-08:00November 26th, 2022|Awakened mind, sapa, Travel|

Welcome to the second installment of my Travel Blog, the Sacred Pause. Sapa, a mountainous region in Northwestern Vietnam has been calling to me spiritually for the past 20 years. I came here hoping to discover of piece of the tapestry of who I am, but instead encountered the mystery of a foreign land.  My experience of Sapa has been [...]

23 Nov. 2022

The Sacred Pause

2022-11-24T03:43:11-08:00November 23rd, 2022|Awakened mind, Travel Hanoi|

Welcome to my Travel Blog- The Sacred Pause! As Thanksgiving approaches what better way to explore the soul of a country than through its kitchen? After a fun-filled first day touring old Hanoi quarter and taking in a delightful afternoon performance of water puppet theater, I settled into my hotel room for the evening. That’s when it occurred to [...]

21 Nov. 2021

Gratitude Works

2021-11-21T14:59:20-08:00November 21st, 2021|Awakened mind, gratitude, Healing|

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yet as the day approaches, I feel a kind of lethargy in my soul. Many of us are suffering from COVID fatigue. Some of us have lost loved ones or friends, and for that, I am truly sorry. We have a vaccine but a lot of people remain unvaccinated. We are at a tipping point [...]

25 Oct. 2021

Bubba-The Awakened One

2021-10-25T06:31:26-07:00October 25th, 2021|Awakened mind, Casual Buddhism, Inter-Connected|

My friend Gretchen Cherington described a profound experience she had over thirty years ago on last night's Casual Buddhism. She was going through a divorce, raising teenagers, and running a new business. She decided to take a month off to collect herself. One day as she sat on her front porch, she became mesmerized as she stared intently watching an [...]

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