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The Artist’s Rule: A Book Review

The New Year brings the opportunity to simultaneously expand and focus our awareness. I have chosen creativity as the star that will guide my soul’s navigation through 2017. In light of that choice, I am reviewing Christine Valters Paintner’s book, … Continue reading

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How to Relax: A Book Review

Readers of all kinds will appreciate Thich Nhat Hanh’s powerful, new publication, “How to Relax.” The simple yet profound teachings found in this volume can stimulate a moment of reflection. The overall content can be used as a process for … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Wilderness: A Book Review

  Sister Miriam Therese McGillis, a Dominican Sister living on Genesis Farm in New Jersey, imagines the birth of our universe by comparing the fiery core of the cosmos to the radiant blossom of a dandelion. As the Big Bang … Continue reading

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Let the Light Shine

As we begin a new year, many of us bring more light into our lives by reflecting on our current reality, releasing old patterns and adopting new habits, attitudes or behaviors to enhance our well-being.   Here is a review of a great … Continue reading

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Eyes of the Heart: Book Review

Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice by Christine Valters Paintner The heart gazes on hopes and hurts with curiosity and compassion. It scans eternity to embrace dreams. It searches beyond differences for the Oneness that births … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Beginning Was the Spirit

In the Beginning Was the Spirit: Science, Religion, and Indigenous Spirituality by Diarmuid O’Murchu.  Orbis Books, 2012. If you are wondering about how to strenghten your relationship with Great Spirit, this is a book for you. What happens when we change … Continue reading

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