Author Archives: tara

Conversations By The River

This morning I was drawn to the river.  I hadn’t been down to the steps of Dumbo since they closed the portion of the park closest to where I live.  When I arrived, there were three photographers set up with … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Invitations To Be Led

I am grateful for the workshop “Channeling Your Creativity” given by Alanis Morissette and James Van Praagh at The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.  I had found James’ book “Talking To Heaven” one morning on the book shelves of Blue … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Daffodils

I am grateful for daffodils.  For me, they are the surest sign that Spring has arrived.  On Friday, I had the pleasure of eating a picnic lunch next to my sister on a bench overlooking this sight.  I don’t remember … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Sunrises

I am grateful for the beginning of the day and the days when I am awake to greet the sun.  Earlier this month I was in Costa Rica at Blue Spirit on a Qoya retreat with my friend, Rochelle Schieck, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Unexpected Gifts

Yesterday I arrived home to find a small package in the mail.  Inside of it was this rock with a note that read:  “Thank you for being in the world & for your positive energy!”  It was from a mother … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Agapi Stassinopoulos

I am grateful for Agapi Stassinopoulos.  She is a woman who embodies wisdom and an open heart.  Her most recent book Unbinding The Heart – A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity And Unconditional Love is a real gem.  In it, she … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Gymnastics

I am grateful to have gone back and seen the Darien High School gymnastics team compete in a meet yesterday.  I am grateful for my friendship with Ellie Southworth, the coach of this team, who invited me to attend.  Thirty … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Early Influences

I am grateful to have run into my first French teacher from 7th grade at the Darien YMCA yesterday.  I was able to thank him for being the first influence of this language and to tell him that I had … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Snow Globes

I am grateful for snow globes.  Life is like one.  Magic and miracles are always present.  Sometimes it appears that all the pixie dust of life does not exist at all.  We feel flat…dead almost.  But it is there.  Just … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Hugs

I am grateful for hugs.  Recently I read that it is recommended to give and receive a minimum of eight hugs a day for optimal happiness.  I love this photo that my sister took of me hugging one of her … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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