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Nurses: Heal Thyself

From Frustrated To Fulfilled: Your Empowered Nurses’ System outlines the frustrations as well as the triumphs of nursing. The frustrations and triumphs are Universal such as the Corporate takeover of medicine, the marginalization of nurses and women in general. Nursing is largely a woman’s profession. The truth of the matter is this: nurses are only […]

The Nine Contemplations-Podcast 127

June Halifax in her book Being with Dying, offers the reader a meditation called The Nine Contemplations. They remind us to prepare for the inevitability of our death and that of our loved ones. The Nine Contemplations help us prepare for death now and in each moment.  The First Contemplation All of us will die […]

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Live Fearlessly-Podcast 125

I am returning to the book by Stephen Levine called: A Year To Live: How To Live This Year As If It Were Your Last. The exercise of imagining and accepting your death is a way to wake up to the present moment. It is a way to wake up, period. It may be the […]

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Death Is Not Serious – Podcast 123

Love says ‘I am everything.’ Wisdom says ‘I am nothing.’ Between the two, my life flows.  ― Nisargadatta Maharaj  All the literature I read about death and dying, including all the podcasts and radio shows on the same subject, depict death and in a deadly serious manner. WTF? My perspective is certainly respectful but it […]

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Four Inner Abodes- Podcast 121

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the […]

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The Awesomization Nation

Awesomization Nation–Podcast 129

The esteemed Nicole Dean, creator of Awesomization Nation, was on my radio show last night. A few of us joined the Awesomization Nation the moment we heard about it five days ago. The idea is – how can you be your most awesome self? As an example, if I commonly call people idiots while driving […]

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Nine Contemplations Musings- Podcast 128

What does your mind do to try and escape the simple fact you will one day die and so will everyone else you love and so will your beloved companion animals? Does your mind escape in fantasy or daydreaming? It’s an interesting exercise to watch your mind when you decide to contemplate the reality of […]

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Practice Dying-Podcast 126

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.  ― Marianne Williamson I am back to the Joan Halifax book, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death. One of Joan’s spiritual teachers told her, “Enlightenment is an […]

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Death and Letter Writing- Podcast 124

I am partaking in a 30 day Awesomization Challenge with Nicole Dean and friends. This is the link to join us for the month of April. I wanted to sum up few of the themes I’ve touched upon the last few months, namely letter writing, death, creativity and just being awesome and perpetrating Awesome everywhere […]

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You Own Your Karma-Podcast 122

You are capable of so much more than we usually dare to imagine.  ― Sharon Salzberg By saying “you own your karma” is another way of saying that you have total responsibility for your life. You can’t blame, finger point, have a pity party once you realize that you own your karma. Your karma is […]