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A Thanksgiving Prayer 2016

A Thanksgiving Prayer (based on prayers from Illuminata by Marianne Williamson) We give thanks today, on this day of thanksgiving, remembering in our hearts the principles this country was founded upon. Hope and Goodness, a melting pot of immigrants all seeking a better life, finding freedom and peace in being able to express their own

The best thing you can do to help your children through divorce

“The most profound finding of divorce in the past four decades is that parent’s conflict is more important than divorce per se in predicting how well children function. In fact, children whose parents have a lot of conflict and stay married, those are the children who actually have the most difficulty psychologically. They have the

Divorce Your Spouse – Not your Children’s Grandparents…A Guest Blog

When parents divorce, each member of the family is affected in very unique and personal ways. The age of the child, their gender, their relationship with their siblings, how close they were to each parent and a myriad of other factors all influence the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual repercussions in the months and years

Forgiveness in baby steps

Sometimes forgiveness is something we take for granted. Like if I get into a little tiff with my daughter, I know she'll forgive me and she knows I'll forgive her. But it's in the taking for granted that we sometimes feel bad. That's why it's such a great practice to take baby steps in building

Bill Cosby and Sex Abuse

I find that I keep thinking about Bill Cosby and the abuse women, or were they children, suffered at his hands. I have been a Bill Cosby fan my whole life, seen him in comedy shows, from the electric company days, Fat Albert days, through the Cosby Show days, until now. Until just a few

Healing our Cultural Wounds with Father Michael Lapsley

I am honored to be part of the Sedona International City of Peace, which, in furthering it’s mission of “fostering a culture of peace” in part through “forgiveness, reconciliation and honoring diversity and inclusion” is extremely pleased to be able to bring Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest and South African anti-apartheid/social justice activist, to

World Peace starts with Inner Peace

Our minds create stories based on our past, our past conditioning. How we see the world is likewise dependent upon our past history. It's sort of like we don't even have a choice about our beliefs...as they get dictated by the past.  Is that true? What if we do have a choice?  What would it

Peace Day

International Peace Day is here - September 21st! What are your plans? If you are in Phoenix, please come join me at Storm Wisdom where we will explore finding peace within and how to really listen to our spirit when it speaks to us!  In Sedona, people will be gathering at the Stupa and at

Acceptance

It's interesting to be a teacher of forgiveness, being ultra aware that acceptance is the first step in the process. You can't make changes when you don't face the truth of a situation. The reality of the truth comes first.  Yet, I can literally observe myself resisting my own truth, my own reality. I see

Should Anthony Weiner be forgiven?

In June 2011, Congressman Anthony Weiner made national news sexting a picture of his penis in boxer shorts. Immature? Yes. Obnoxious? Yes. Humiliating for his wife? I would think so. He promised to never do anything like this again.  Then in 2012 he appeared with his wife and child in a national news magazine saying