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Posts by Abby Kojola

Discover This Season of Renewal

As we begin the month of May, I recall the words of wisdom Angeles Arrien wrote in her book, Living in Gratitude. “In May, nature mirrors back to use the increased blossoming and opening that are also occurring in our lives and within our own natures.” How can we discover this season of renewal in our lives? Here…

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The Capacity of the Heart

Wednesday Wisdom. The Capacity of the Heart.  I must admit, I really like watching holiday movies. This year, I’ve watched the 1940 classic, “Shop Around the Corner,” and the 1947 version of “Miracle on 34th Street.” I saw “The Polar Express,” after reading the book to my students, and then the other night we couldn’t resist watching, “The…

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The Gift of Patience

Wednesday Wisdom: The Gift of Patience. I’ve heard so many people talk about the need for patience in the last few days that I took it as a sign for what to focus today’s blog post on. One person shared with me about feeling hurt from a disagreement with a friend, and how the healing process was asking…

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How Do We Grow In Love?

Wednesday Wisdom: Growing in Love. Love is powerful, and it is a healing force in our lives. As Saint Theresa of Calcutta teaches us: Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. When my mother was alive and elderly, we would spend…

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Wide Spaces

In yoga class, I raise my arms to a T shape, but tightness limits my movement. The instructor comes over and says, “You can reach out further than that.” She places her open palm in the middle of my back and pushes into it gently. As she does, my chest lifts, allowing my arms to…

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