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by Tania Carriere

December 15, 2014

 

There I was, enjoying the sunshine streaming through the window of my favorite café, when my friend said “I noticed that your posts and your retreats are all about living from a place of gratitude, joy, beauty…you do know there is more than that, right? There is suffering, there is pain, there is ugly”.

 

I sat up.

 

I was stunned to realize that he thought my… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

December 08, 2014

Sometimes inspirational moments of light come out of the deepest darkness. Thirteen years ago, for example, it was Black Friday. It's a day that's always a strange moment of frenzied consumerism, and in 2001 it was even stranger. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, spending our way out of trouble was an offensive notion to many of us, yet giving to each other felt more important than ever. In one control room at… READ MORE

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by Dewitt Jones

November 29, 2014

 
I dangle my hand over the side of the boat and touch it to the calm cold water. Instantly a small wake trails off to the downstream side of my fingers, clear evidence of the river's unseen current. For 6 days now, we have been running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in wooden dories.  Besides the crew, there are 12 photographers on the trip, all participants in a seminar which I am… READ MORE
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