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Practicing Gratitude

Prevention Magazine . November, 2004 Why being thankful is the secret to a happier, healthier life. One snowy winter’s day several years ago, I decided to take a relaxing walk in the mountain town where I live. Later that afternoon, I was scheduled for a breast biopsy to determine whether calcifications found on a mammogram […]


Of Gratitude, Healing and Mad Dogs

Gratitude: A Way of Life, edited by Louise Hay . June, 1996 The following article was published in another anthology edited by Louise Hay, entitled Gratitude: A Way of Life, published by Hay House in 1996. One clear winter’s day I decided to take a walk in the tiny Colorado wilderness town where I live. The […]


Running the Gauntlet of the Unknown

Through the years I’ve written and taught extensively about “liminal time,” that pregnant pause between what is no longer and what is not yet. Although liminal time is a known stage in all rites of passage, most people have never heard of it. Whether we’re talking about a pandemic, a war, a refugee crisis, or […]


Blessed Festival of Light

The Festivals of Light are almost here! Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Christmas are all expressions of the power of light to extinguish darkness. It has been a difficult year worldwide, and now is the time to stop, exhale and refill ourselves with light. Letting joy and hope rekindle in our hearts may be the most […]


Hassle-Free Holidays

Prevention Magazine . December, 2005 Ways to reduce stress and give the season meaning So call me Scrooge. I got to a point several years ago when just thinking about the Christmas-Hanukkah season made me want to run away. Life was busy enough without the shopping, cooking, spending, and partying that these holidays always entail. […]


Rethinking Your Rituals

Prevention Magazine . November, 2006 Sometimes the sanest choice for the season is to revamp your most cherished traditions The first Thanksgiving that my ex-husband and I shared after ending our 25-year marriage was a strange ritual. He brought his girlfriend. I brought my boyfriend. Our two sons brought their girlfriends; our daughter (his biological […]