EVERY DAY SPIRIT BLOG

For a little comfort and joy, browse through uplifting stories written during my adventures of the soul in an isolated cabin near the Blue Ridge Mountains and up to the present. Some stories appear in the new book Every Day Spirit: A Daybook of Wisdom, Joy and Peace.

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June 26, 2018

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“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”

From one of my heroes, Maya Angelou, this beloved quote illustrates how she not only had a way with words, but a way with gratitude.

Her poetry, books and wide variety of other creative offerings drove at the...

June 9, 2018

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Just think.

There can be a precious day of the week when we don't wake up and look at the phone.

A day when we can linger longer in our morning meditation.

A day when we can stretch, breathe and align without a phone chirping on the corner of the yoga mat.

There can be...

May 14, 2018

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A friend called yesterday and shared how she was suffering from daily anxiety and panic attacks. She was the third person to relay a similar story in past weeks. This can't be good.

Embodying calm seems like an elusive dream, but have faith. It’s not out of reach. In fa...

March 3, 2018

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If you woke up today feeling less than beautiful, remember, that no matter what is going on with you, the soul is always beautiful and radiant beyond imagination.

And not only that, it is capable of rising above any challenge you may face today - to gain a higher persp...

October 30, 2017

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I wake at dawn, wrap in a blanket and head out to soak in the last sights and sounds rising up from this sleepy, hallowed ground.

Today is my last day on Hunters Road.

I nestle in at the little table, and everyone shows up for the going-away party.

The woodpecker provi...

October 23, 2017

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My tinnitus came on gradually as a result of a long music career standing next to a guitar amp and in front of a drum kit.

(I don't blame you, Andy, really I don't.)

The first few times my right ear made a shrill scream, I was not alarmed. I thought it might be my angel...

September 4, 2017

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My mother, who we affectionately call "Tiny Guru" for her small stature and great spirit, takes pride in being my manager.

There’s nothing much to manage as I am a hermit writer living in the country, and that suits us both nicely.

On a daily basis she gives me th...

July 3, 2017

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For hours I heard the heartbreaking flutter of little wings in the pipe of the wood burning stove with no idea of how to help.

A friend advised opening the flue and letting the little guy drop into the stove, then trying to fish him out from there. Really? Just catch a...

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