Engaging Compassion – Words of Wisdom from the Dalai Lama in Louisville, KY

His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Louisville, KY

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~Muhammad Ali His Holiness the Dalai Lama blessed the city of Louisville with a three day visit last week as part of the city’s annual Festival of Faiths. He had a laugh that lit up the room and immediately brought tears […]

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Thoughts on Love

Pink Rose Valentine's Day

“We’ve got this gift of love but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” ~John Lennon Traveling through this life […]

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2012 to 2013 New Year’s Resolutions Printable

New Year small image

2012 has been quite the challenging ride for many of us. Now, in 2013, we move forward into a time of more profound change and ever-increasing compassion. The beginning of the New Year is always a powerful time to set your intentions for what you want to release that is in your past and how […]

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A Little Hiatus and a Little Love

Sunset in Texas, August 2012

Life has been crazy busy and looking back I realize I haven’t posted on my site in nearly a month. I’ve been taking a little hiatus and, though it was unplanned, it may continue for a little longer. I have recipes piling up and ready to go but my energy is needed in other areas […]

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Appreciating the Small Things

The small bouquet of common yard flowers I gathered for my desk this morning

Yesterday I was in my backyard potting herbs for use in my kitchen this summer. After trekking back and forth across my yard a few times to the garage, I started noticing the mock strawberries and clover scattered throughout the grass at my feet. They are there all the time, but I forget them and […]

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Thoughts On Connecting and My One Year Blogiversary

Marble Jar Universe

Amidst all the hustle and bustle swirling around all over, I am celebrating a special moment in my little microcosm of the universe. Today marks the one year anniversary of my launch of Urban Sacred Garden, and what a year it has been. Through all the ups and downs this website has been my constant. […]

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A Little History and a Drive Through Cave Hill Cemetery

Cave Hill Cemetery

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain everyone. We had a stunningly beautiful, crisp, cool Fall day here in Kentucky. The weather was perfect for some spooky trick or treating (as long as your costume was warm enough as the sun set). The colors here are in full splendor and there is no better place for a […]

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Practicing Forgiveness

Ocean Sunset

“Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people.” ~Christina Baldwin Forgiveness opens new doors for us by allowing us to release the past and step into our power. We remain stagnant when we are stuck in the past and use it as an excuse to keep from moving forward. Forgiveness is a […]

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Releasing Negativity

My mom running into the Pacific Ocean at sunset - clothes, shoes and all!

The past few months have been challenging and difficult for me and for most people I know. Some interesting alignments of the stars led to conflict, turmoil, upheaval and uncertainty. Luckily, the energy of the cosmos is now turning and we are being guided toward more peaceful, calming and brighter moments, but we can only […]

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Clearing Your Space

Smudging

In this video I show you how to smudge with Cedar, Sage, Sweetgrass or other bundled herbs to clear the energy (or Ch’i) in your space. Smudging can help clear your thoughts, enhance the energy in your home and dispel negativity.

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