A Return To Love Book Group Discussion Questions – Session 4

Return to Love

“Love is to people what water is to plants.” This post is Part 4 in a series of posts on A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. You can read the last post and discussion questions for Chapter 5 here. In this fourth session, our book group discussed Part II, Chapter 6, Relationships. This is […]

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Inspired Thinking – Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver Quote Box of Darkness_edited-1

“Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” ~Mary Oliver This was a message I really needed today. I hope it opens up a litte space in your heart, too. For more insight on finding your way out of darkness, […]

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A Return to Love Book Group Discussion Questions – Session 3

Return to Love

“Our internal state determines our experience of our lives; our experiences do not determine our internal state.” This post is Part 3 in a series of posts on A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. You can read the last post and discussion questions for Chapters 3 and 4 here. In this third session, our […]

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Inspired Thinking – A Zen To Do List

To Do List

This Week’s To Do List: Breathe Deep Be Still Express Gratitude Laugh Loudly Speak Kindly Be Present Love

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A Return to Love Book Group Discussion Questions – Session 2

Return to Love

This post is Part 2 in a series of posts on A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. You can read the first post and discussion questions for Chapters 1 and 2 here. One of my favorite quotes in these Chapters 3 and 4 is on page 53, “The internal equivalent to oxygen, what we […]

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Inspired Thinking – Debbie Ford

Debbie Ford Quote

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.”

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A Return to Love Book Group Discussion Questions – Session 1

Return to Love

I often get together with friends and host spiritually inclined book groups. It is one of my favorite things to do in the new year. It puts me in a positive head space for the good things to come and motivates me to implement change and growth in my life. This year I decided to […]

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If

The Olympic torch room in the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY. Ali was inspired by the poem 'If' by Rudyard Kipling.

If by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal […]

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Food

Jam at the Farmer's Market - made by the mother of a high school friend.

Food by Suman Mahmood Could someone put some food on my plate? Make me something; it doesn’t have to be great Something form mothers hands It doesn’t have to be anything grand With a pinch of giving And a dash of caring Add some spices for flavor It’ll be something I savor Set up the […]

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Winged Energy of Delight

A pollen dusted Bumblebee on the Bee Balm in my garden.

Winged Energy of Delight by Rainer Maria Rilke As once the winged energy of delight carried you over childhood’s dark abysses, now beyond your own life build the great arch of unimagined bridges. Wonders happen if we can succeed in passing through the harshest danger; but only in a bright and purely granted achievement can […]

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