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My next book…

August 29, 2016

Cool title, but I’m keeping under wraps for a little while… I’m turning my Doctoral dissertation from the dry academic format required by the Doctoral Academy, into a yummy exposition of the amazing group of people I interviewed – children whose parents were renowned spiritual teachers…their lives and their experiences growing up with such illustrious…

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How To Use These 7 Spiritual Practices To Improve ALL Relationships

August 20, 2016

Originally published on YourTango.com.  Photo by WEHEARTIT Just a glimpse of the amazing ways spiritual connection makes love even better. Our world has become a global community. Travel and the internet have brought us neighbors we never anticipated, and introduced us to cultures that sometimes seem exotic, wonderful — or even downright strange. As our close encounters…

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Life Lessons, Life Contemplations

August 13, 2016

After an intense travel time, I finally find myself sitting quietly – overlooking a salt marsh on the Georgia coast. White Egrets stand tall; silent predators as the tides fill and empty the marsh, offering up fish, frogs, small mammals, small reptiles and insects. Billowing cumulus clouds, blow lazily across the open sky and a…

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Blog Days of Summer….or how to be creative in 97% of sweltering heat.

July 14, 2016

It’s summer on the Georgia coast and my mind has merged with the haze as it shimmers off the ocean and lingers in the sticky air. It’s time for cappuccino-ice-lollies, beach walks, and afternoon concerts at the Cloister’s beach club enjoying the folky-reggae-pop songs of my super talented son-in-law, the Cloister’s very own musician-in-residence, Owen…

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Independence – What does it mean Spiritually?

July 3, 2016

It has been a week of assertion affirming a stance that celebrates the freedom to stand in one’s own power and on one’s own terms. Brexit is all over the news and has shown its opposing face in the hearts and minds of many of my British friends. Tomorrow we see all of the US…

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Pearls of wisdom: A companion Guide to Jewels in the Net of the Gods

June 21, 2016

So many people have been telling me that they have been reading my book more than once…twice and even three times…. because they are discovering how multi-layered and nuanced it is, and how filled it is with spiritual wisdom and life lessons. What has been so fascinating to me is how the same passage brings…

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Memorial Day

May 30, 2016

Given that it’s Memorial Day, a day to honor those who have given their all for something they believed in, I had a moment to think about what I would fight to protect. I was brought up in South Africa at the height of the Apartheid years. As a young kid it was easy to…

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Spirituality and Relationships

May 23, 2016

I was asked to contribute to a book a friend is writing on Radical Acceptance in relationships and it made me think about how the different religious and spiritual paradigms would approach such a question. It seems clear that they would do so in relation to their core values and teachings, so I put together…

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How to Have Better Relationships by Understanding the Enneagram

May 13, 2016

What is the Enneagram? It is an ancient personality model, updated by psychologists in the Human potential movement. It describes how to understand our personality types, how to work with them and how improve the way we connect with others and operate in the world. This is most helpful in relationships! Let’s understand How…….  …

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