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Wednesday Wisdom: Cultivating the Heart of Compassion

By Colette Lafia / 1 Comment

There are so many moments in which we can be a compassionate presence to another person. If we reflect upon even a day in our lives, we will realize this. Last week, my elderly in-laws were in town, visiting us after an extended cruise in which they encountered days of…

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What Inspires You?

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on What Inspires You?

So often we start a new year making a list of all the things we think we are suppose to do. Yet, what if we started the new year by pausing for a moment and connecting to all the things that inspire us. What Inspires me? a gratitude practice the…

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What is Your Pattern of Growth?

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on What is Your Pattern of Growth?

Many times, I have found myself ending the year making a list of all the things that happened, focusing on what I got done and what I was able to do. I’ve done this since I was a child, checking off my accomplishments, giving order to my otherwise chaotic family…

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Do you need to practice self compassion?

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Do you need to practice self compassion?

The last 48-hours took me by surprise. I found myself caught up in some ingrained patterns and habits of response. As I was making holiday plans with my family, I fell into trying to please some people, and accommodate others. I lost balance, and before I knew it I wasn’t seeing…

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Listen to the Sound of Silence

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Listen to the Sound of Silence

All creation holds its breath, listening within me, because to hear you, I keep silent. Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book of Monastic Life This past weekend, I took time out from the constant buzz of city life, and spent a few days at a friend’s house in the country.…

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Wednesday Wisdom: To Love and Let Go

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Wednesday Wisdom: To Love and Let Go

In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing. —Jack Kornfield I was really struck by this quote when it landed in my inbox last week, as I continue to process the loss of a friendship in my life. When I read this quote,…

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