Tag Archives: Joy

Cookies and Kindness

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
? “You can always count on cookies and kindness: Give a cookie and you get joy.”~Dorie Greenspan I wholeheartedly agree with celebrity baker and guru, Dorie Greenspan, who has launched a wonderful cookies and kindness…

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How Dancing Saved My Life

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Sounds dramatic, right?  Yet, I realized once again last week that the seeming hyperbole is actually spot on in so many ways. I had been sitting alone in my kitchen, crying.  Feeling powerless to help…

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We Matter: Santa Hat Chronicles

Yesterday, I offered a holiday-themed dance class.  I had invested a good amount of time and thought in it and was giving the class free of charge in honor of the season. A few people had contacted me, saying they … Continue reading

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Santa Hat Chronicles: Relishing Joy

“We must risk delight…We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert An attractive, older couple walked by my table in the coffee shop and were seated nearby.  When I saw them occasionally … Continue reading

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Santa Hat Chronicles: A Spirit of Connection

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.“~Herman Melville Today, I launched this … Continue reading

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Unexpected Radiance

One reason I love living on this marsh so much is that on a late afternoon like this one, I’ll be sitting sipping my hot tea, watching the steely clouds roll in relentlessly, engulfing us like some deep, cold grief, … Continue reading

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When Time Falls Away: Ah, Transcendence!

  I had not planned to go to the studio today. Then the morning fell apart in a cascade of cancelled plans after a long drive and a return through multiple construction delays.  Very minor irritations, I know.  Still leaving … Continue reading

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