Archive for the ‘Michael’ Category

being here

I’m glad I’m alive, I love this world, and though it has much more than its share of tragedy, I’m happy to be here. And I’m going to continue to believe that we humans are born with the capacity to grow through all kinds of experiences, and that we came with support, and a limitless […]

“wife of the deceased”

Below is a press release from my friend and author Dawn Bell. Please take a look at her fascinating story and ability to cope and persevere in the face of tragedy. Dawn’s contact information is below and here is a link to her book & story, www.dawnmbell.com. R.I.P. Matt -Michael Local Woman Releases Memoir Detailing […]

I’m wishing all of us a happy 2014 new year

Wherever we are may the year ahead bring untold gifts our way, and bring us to new heights in ways we can’t yet imagine. And may harmony, tranquility, serenity, peace be our guides. And may we experience an overwhelming sense of what it truly means to be alive on Planet Earth at this time. May […]

so much said so simply

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower — Thich Nhat Hanh And Charlotte agrees.

Nelson Mandela’s life of love and compassion by Lorna Byrne

FRIDAY 13TH OF DECEMBER 2013 Join in a day of prayer that our leaders will be inspired by Mandela’s example – This Sunday Nelson Mandela’s life of love and compassion has touched us. He showed us how leadership could be and has made us yearn for more from our leaders. On this Sunday, the 15th […]

a condo with a view

This is a neighborhood in Cuenca, and if you look closely, you’ll see a small part of the Rio Yanuncay – although, at first I thought it was the Paucarbamba. However, one day a taxi driver explained the flow of the rivers to me, in Spanish, and pointed to the one in question, and I […]

Lake Shrine Meditation

I can’t remember how many times I read Autobiography of a Yogi through the years. So, when I read the following on Kimberly Rinaldi’s blog, by way of twitter, and it said “Share The Knowledge” I gladly decided to do just that. www.KimberlyRinaldi.com _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A […]

milton’s secret

Have you heard of Barnet Bain? He’s produced and written screenplays for a number of wonderful movies. And he’s making a movie called Milton’s Secret with Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman – the writers of the book the movie is based on. Milton’s Secret is a children’s movie. I like children’s movies – a lot […]

A few more things to like about Cuenca

There are a lot of reasons I like Cuenca in Ecuador, and the relationship is ever evolving. At the moment it’s thundering and the rains are about to fall heavily. I’m trying to be blasé about rain and being caught in a downpour, usually without an umbrella, because I watch the Ecuadorians take it in […]

oil pulling

Three weeks ago I got a text from my daughter Emi asking if I did oil pulling in the morning. Hmm, whatever could that be? I asked myself. And wrote a text back saying “No, what is oil pulling?” She responded with this, “Put about 2 teaspoons of a high quality oil, coconut, olive, sesame, […]

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