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Can you believe we’re almost halfway through 2016?

That means that it’s been almost six months since we completed our Bubble Bath Wisdom series on the podcast.

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This​ Buddhist Teaching ​Frames​ ​Mother’s Day in a Wondrous Way

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The mother wound is bigger than each of us.

— Dr. Christiane Northrup, Mother-Daughter Wisdom

There’s a Buddhist teaching that advocates that we must regard everyone we meet as our mother in a past life.

The ex who broke your heart.
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​ You’re not fat, stupid, or unlovable. Salve for when you think you are.

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The challenge for the heroine is not one of conquest but one of
accepting her nameless, unloved parts that have become tyrannical
because she has left them unchecked.

— Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey

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What I learned from painting clouds

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I squish the course bristles of my brush into a glob of Pthalo Blue paint. Then a dab of white, a touch of red, a smear of yellow. In the center of the color-caked palette, I swirl them all together into a smoky violet.

It’s the first class of my 9-part Intro to Acrylics Painting series; and tonight we’re painting clouds.
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Be the rose that grows through the crack in the concrete

 

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Drip. Drip. Drip.

Four thawing icicles hang like crystal stalagmites from the roof outside the window. Behind them, a squirrel scurries across a barren branch, leaving a quiver in its wake.
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