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Firsts and Lasts

Sleep evades me at times and when it does, after attempting to let it seduce me back into its embrace, I get up to read and write. This morning was no exception as I turned to the Facebook page of my friend Pamela Madsen. She is a sex educator and fertility coach with a stretch to the edges and beyond way of living that inspires me to do so in my own day to...


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Leaving the Building

You need not do anything more than turn on the news, check on line, glance at any social media outlet or open a newspaper to see that many celebrities have died in the past few weeks. The year began with the passing of  performers and authors,  including Alan Rickman, Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, David Margulies, Dan Haggerty, Brian Bedford, Rene Angelil, Dale Griffin, Stephen Levine and Glenn Frey. People die daily all around the world and we...


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Cultivating a Mentoring Culture

A person who has a mentor to guide them through various aspects of life is fortunate indeed. I know this from first-hand experience as I have engaged in a mentoring relationship for 25 or so years. Mine is Dr. Yvonne Kaye who (like me) has been an interfaith minister, author, journalist and radio host. When we first met in the 1980's, she was what I aspired to be; outspoken, assertive, accomplished, no nonsense, take no sh*t from nobody no...


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God Loves Stories

I remember hearing this story in my young adulthood and it touches me even more now that I have become a storyteller.
"When the great Rabbi Israel Baal Shem-Tov saw misfortune threatening the Jews it was his custom to go into a certain part of the forest to meditate. There he would light a fire, say a special prayer, and the miracle would be accomplished and the misfortune averted.

Later, when his disciple, the celebrated Magid of...


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Connecting and Relinquishing

People come into our lives, it is said, "For a reason, a season or a lifetime." We never know at the time they enter our awareness how long they will remain. Sometimes it seems as if the random nature of the Universe is at work, other times a pattern can be observed. When we cross paths with new folks, a spark sometimes ignites that says, "Wow! I want to get to know that one better."  Perhaps...


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Love Is Patient

I read something recently which put a new spin on the biblical verse that is familiar to many, even if they have never read The New Testament or don't embrace Christianity as their spiritual tradition. It is often used in wedding ceremonies as a means of setting a tone for the marriage.

Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV)

 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is...


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10 Ways To Be A Possibilities Thinker

In Facebook IM conversation with a friend yesterday, I made a statement which he cyber-chuckled over; since I suggested something that on the surface could have been taken as silly or wishful thinking. My response was that " You never know until you ask. Anything is possible," to which he replied, "With you it is." I smiled since he knows that is indeed my mindset most of the time. While I do slip into a sleep...


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Control Alt Delete

There is a meme going around on social media with three pillows that have abbreviations embroidered on them. Ctr  Alt  Del. These are familiar to anyone who has a computer.

The reader is encouraged to 'Control yourself'. 'Look at alternative solutions.'  'Delete situations that give you tension or negative energy.'

Good advice all the way around, but sometimes easier said than done. Let's take a look at the first instruction.

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Self control means different thing to each of us....


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens-Movie Review

This may seem like a strange topic for All About Relationships, since most people would consider the Star Wars series that harkens back to my senior year in high school (1977), to be an action packed, good guys vs. bad guys galactic shoot 'em up. What I have witnessed all these years later, is that the dynamics between the characters and the spiritually underlying messages are what make them evergreens, regardless of how long ago they...


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Luxury, Love or Purpose/Passion-Which Do You Choose?

A Facebook friend had recently put out a call for people to assist her in developing a coaching program. She was looking for those who wanted to take their lives to the next step higher on the ladder. I volunteered to spend some time having her pick my brain about what makes me tick and the ways in which I may hold myself back, as well as the leaps I have taken to land where I...