Nora Ephron Inspired Maryland Crab Cakes for “You’ve Got Mail” Movie Night

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The movie “You’ve Got Mail” has plenty of foodie scenes.  Why wouldn’t it?  The film is directed and co-written by Nora Ephron, who was a food lover and the author of Heartburn, a novel in which recipes are threaded through the whole along with anecdotes which drive the story along and humanize the narrator and lead character. “You’ve Got Mail” takes Read More …

21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 22 Hope Holds the Future of the World

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As we come to the end of this meditation experience, today is a bonus day that is intended to tie up the message that hope is the future.  I hope you enjoyed joining me on this journey and I hope to bring you many more enriching experiences through this evolving blog. “Hope is not dead, it is just larger than Read More …

21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 21 The Secret of Enlightenment

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“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu Message of the Day The idea of enlightenment is generally understood as a remote, hard to attain state of knowledge and peace. And it is true that the fully matured state of spiritual awakening is far removed from the typical everyday existence of most people. However, the secret of Read More …

21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 20 Hope Offers Forgiveness

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“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” – Samuel Smiles Message of the Day In today’s meditation, we explore the role of hope in the healing process of forgiveness. We learn that blame, judgment, and resentment are based on false perceptions of our ego and do not come Read More …

21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 19 Hope Brings Simplicity

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“Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.” – Victor Hugo Message of the Day Today’s meditation is about recognizing the simplicity at the core of life, and then learning to live from that place of calm simplicity to smoothly orchestrate the disparate demands and forces in our everyday existence. The simple unifying quality Read More …