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Survival of the Responsive!

By Anacaria Myrrha | August 28, 2020

I recently came across this quote by Leon C. Megginson who summed up Charles Darwin’s theories thus: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” And it occurred to me that the way for us to move forward in these challenging times…

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Finding Stability Through Change

By Anacaria Myrrha | May 1, 2020

“In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change.”   Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book The one thing in this world of which we can be certain is that all things are in a state of constant change.…

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Courting the Muse: Part I – Focused Time

By Anacaria Myrrha | March 9, 2020

   “One reason I don’t suffer writer’s block is that I don’t wait on the muse. I summon it at need.” Piers Anthony ~ If we were to invite a colleague or other esteemed person to be an honored guest in our home or workplace, there are some things we would probably do; tidy up the place,…

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The Freedom of Limitations

By Anacaria Myrrha | February 21, 2020

As we embrace the 21st century, riding high on the edge of the Information Age, we find ourselves in an era of unlimited possibilities. We have access to more information than at any other time in history. We receive daily communications from all over the world, many of them contradictory. We receive offers on radio,…

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What is a Well-Lived Life?

By Anacaria Myrrha | January 22, 2020

If we were to ask ten people to define a well-lived life we would probably get ten different answers. Some people would measure success in money; others, by recognition of peers. For some it would be a well-designed and useful product; for others, a beautiful garden. Some would measure it in terms of good relationships,…

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Healing the Heart: A Forgiveness Practice

By Anacaria Myrrha | March 12, 2019

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Rumi, 13th Century Persian Mystic ~ One of the most important undertakings of our life is that of healing the heart. For it is when the heart becomes healed that we can most easily enter into and maintain a state…

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Discipline as Discipleship

By Anacaria Myrrha | February 6, 2012

“Self-discipline and contentment are useful.” The Dalai Lama ~ When we hear the word discipline, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that someone is going make us do something we don’t want to do. Self-discipline often means that we are going to try to make ourselves do something that we don’t want…

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Happiness is available . . .

By Anacaria Myrrha | December 4, 2010

“Happiness is available. Help yourself.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Quick and Easy Chicken Soup

By Anacaria Myrrha | August 13, 2010

As our grandmothers knew, chicken soup has great healing properties. When we are tired or unwell, however, we are sometimes unable to do much in the way of preparing food for ourselves. This recipe is easy, simple and nourishing. Most of the ingredients can be kept on hand in the pantry, fridge and freezer so…

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Ginger Tea

By Anacaria Myrrha | August 13, 2010

Slice a some fresh ginger into a pot or cup. Pour boiling water over it Let it steep 3 to 5 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice and honey to taste. Drink and enjoy. Aids digestion and warms the body and soul.   © 2020 Anacaria Myrrha

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