Tag Archives: Self-worth

No One Can Take Your Power, You Can Only Give It Away

Journeying with a Stranger in a Strange Land In 1997 I was travelling through Mexico City and Guatemala for two weeks with a healer and her apprentices on a research-gathering trip for a book I was helping to write, Woman … Continue reading

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Hold Your Hands Up High

Today was going to be one of the happiest days of my life. Almost one year ago, my speaking voice began to fade as the undiagnosed cancer in my lungs destroyed the nerve connection between my brain and my left … Continue reading

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That One Wild Thing

Writing a blog is like trying to show your best face to the world. I’ve been silent these past few weeks because there is a lot of chaos in my life now. It began at the end of October when … Continue reading

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My Body Is an Archangel of Love

Today my body is an archangel of love Whose wings fly open in astonishment At the hawk that thrusts past my window, At the tiny monarch caterpillars in my garden, everywhere, Whose mother kissed the leaves of the milkweed On … Continue reading

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My First Poem in Thirty-Five Years

Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön tells the true story of a man who wanted to rid himself of all his negative emotions, but especially his terrible fear. Nothing worked because whatever his meditation teacher told him, he managed to turn it … Continue reading

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No One Is Greater or Lesser than You Are

Year ago while I was meditating I had a vision. I saw a tiny ancient woman walking toward me. Her face was creased with an unbelievable amount of wrinkles and she smiled at me with immense unconditional love. Her eyes … Continue reading

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