Empathy

Living Inside Out: Changes

Living Inside Out: Changes The world appears radiant from within I have had a busy summer. One filled with great personal changes which were the outcome of deep inner focus throughout this calendar year. I began this year of 2016 declaring it is the year to live from my magnificence. I believe that continues to…

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Changes

Changes Moving towards greater self-expression I have been in the midst of a major shift in my work life. These changes are finally in place, but began many months ago as I felt the stirrings of moving from the places and people that were the focus of my work towards a new direction. These choices…

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Living a Long Life, Living Well

Living a Long Life, Living Well My Father’s 95th Birthday I am about to travel to Milwaukee to visit my Dad, to share cake and coffee in honor of his 95th birthday tomorrow. Over the past few months, he has often said he can’t believe he has lived this long, having never really known anyone…

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Allowing Life’s Current to Carry Me

Allowing Life’s Current to Carry Me I’m enjoying the ease of flow into a new direction For the past weeks I’ve been deep within myself, working on opening to the changes that have been bubbling to the surface of my awareness for months. I’ve been looking at many choices that I’ve made in my work…

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Journaling to Mindfulness

Journaling to Mindfulness Join me as we use our journals to explore our deepest selves Join me for a day long introduction to using our journals as a meditative tool, as we explore the various aspects of mindfulness. We will explore our deepest self as we move into gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and beyond. A catered…

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Inspiration From Nature

Inspiration From Nature Using our incredible natural environment to stir our souls Next week will be here before I know it, especially with our plans for the holiday weekend looming. I am excitedly preparing for the Meditative Journaling Workshop at Write On, Door County that will be held on June 4th. We will use the…

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Savoring the Preciousness of Time

Savoring the Preciousness of Time Easing my life to deepen my living I just finished two projects that have really had me consumed…both of them occupying my thoughts and my time commitments in deeply expanding ways. Yet being so engaged for the past few months, has helped to show me the changes that I want to make…

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Embracing Life

Embracing Life Finding deep connection with others as we talked about living, dying, and much more I spent Sunday afternoon with a wonderful group at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. My presentation was Embracing Death with Life, yet it did not feel as though a presentation. Instead, we held a deeply honest and…

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Mother’s Day, As We Remember Motherhood

Mother’s Day, As We Remember Motherhood My mother and I, intertwined in this memoir As another celebration of mothers and motherhood approaches, I again share my own intimate story of the final year with my mother in Sally: A Memoir. She lives on through me and my entire family. Our story is one that touches…

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Embracing Death with Life

Embracing Death with Life Our living becomes precious when we consider our mortality. When a child enters our world, we herald this new life in all of its preciousness and vulnerability. Do we consider that each of us joins this life in daily growing one day closer to our exit from it?  Do we realize…

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Marggie Hatala

Marggie Hatala