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Facing Change with Gratitude

By Colette Lafia /

As we begin to feel autumn in the air, with the golden hue of the light, the smell of cool air, and the variety of apples filling the farmer’s markets, we sense change and transition. Change isn’t simply something we live through, it’s a teacher asking us to become fully…

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An Open Heart

By Colette Lafia /

At times, comfort is about bringing an open heart to a situation. Acceptance of others is rooted in accepting yourself. If you are tired today, emotionally vulnerable, or angry and frustrated, make room for it. Learn to gently say, I accept all of myself. I hold my feelings with tenderness, love, and…

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Wednesday Wisdom: To Love and Let Go

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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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Living in Wonder & Mystery

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Wednesday Wisdom: Living in Wonder & Mystery. The Christmas season is a time of wonder and mystery. It reminds us that love and compassion are being birthed in our lives and in the world around us, even in the midst of sorrow. This mystery naturally brings us to silence. What…

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Treating Yourself as Precious

By Colette Lafia /

Treating Yourself as Precious. Over the weekend, I helped out at a retreat given by James Finely, at Mercy Center, Burlingame on the theme of the Deathless Nature of Love.  During the retreat, Finley, who is both a spiritual director and a psychotherapist, talked about ways that we open ourselves…

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How to Live a Life of Hospitality

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on How to Live a Life of Hospitality

I have been reflecting upon the idea of a rhythm of life, since first being introduced to it through the Living School, which I am currently attending. The rhythm of life is a framework for one’s spiritual life and daily commitments. In it are four components: 1. Contemplative Prayer and…

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