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Seven Ways to Bring On the Epiphanies

e⋅piph⋅a⋅ny: [i-pif-uh-nee] a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. I love epiphanies. Or revelations. Aha moments. Whatever you want to call them. For those of us who prize meaning making, personal growth, self discovery, and transformation, … Continue reading


Only those who learn how to live with solitude can come to know themselves and life. I go out there and walk and look at the trees and sky. I listen. I sit on a rock or a stump and say to myself, “Who are you, Sandburg? Where have you been, and where are you … Continue reading


April has got hold of me. She firmly grasped me by the shoulders and said (somewhat urgently), “Don’t wait any longer.” April is my birthday month, and I love her combination of fierceness and gentleness. I consider April the true start of spring, which brings with it an urgency to clear out, clean out, and … Continue reading


Spring has arrived and the garden is waking up. Although some plants are still a bit groggy, there’s enough rise and shine action to get me excited. The tall rosemary has burst out in tiny blue flowers, the evergreen clematis has resumed its fragrant march over the arbor, the native grasses have bounced back nicely … Continue reading