Our individual and collective lives have changed in the past year. Take time to join our hearts and minds in creating the “new normal” ahead As we reflect on our world one year ago, let’s look ahead with our mind’s eye to what waits for us in the months ahead. We are walking forward into…

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 Blog published by NFDA.org Written by Marggie Hatala, RN, CEOLD 1/15/2021 I opened my emails as I began my day. I noticed an unfamiliar email address, and quickly scanned it to find a community member reaching out, looking for guidance about how to navigate the difficult waters of her mother’s terminal disease. Not asking for…

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Engage 4-6 friends, coworkers, or members of your church family to create your private monthly  online writing circle Subscriptions are now available for private groups that will form deep bonds through self-exploration in the safety of your circle Groups are led by Marggie Hatala, Author, Inner Life Coach, Life Doula using meditation, breath work, and…

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Icy-morning

Shifting into the New Year Feeling the pull to new awareness as our year cycles I have taken this year to allow old patterns to melt away, while awaiting the birth of the new into my life. It’s been a transformative time for me, and I’ve allowed myself the quiet and privacy to embrace the…

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Canyon

Maintaining Inner Peace A hectic time in my life draws me ever more deeply within I just returned from a long awaited and cherished time out west with my family. It was a true whirlwind trip, lots of travel in a short period combined with a very busy time of year for all of us.…

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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 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 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 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 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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