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Free and laughing – one woman’s experience

January 31, 2009 by  
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I was blown away to receive this e-mail describing the powerful, transformative effect that my book “Free and Laughing: Spiritual Insights in Everyday Moments” has had on this woman: Hi Marguerite: I visited my herbalist, and i saw your book “Free and Laughing” displayed. i questioned same, but at the time was not inclined to […]

The power to change the world

January 30, 2009 by  
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Last night at a home in the hills overlooking Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica, I was part of a group that had gathered to meet and honour a leading Jamaican-American who was instrumental in mobilising the voting population of South Florida to elect Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. As […]

Marc

January 22, 2009 by  
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People who have known me for a long time are surprised when I tell them that I have three children – Marc, who was 29 last Thursday, Victoria (15) and Shane (13). You can see the puzzled furrow of their brow, the question in their eyes as they try to recall seeing me pregnant 29 […]

Clothes

January 21, 2009 by  
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Second only to President Obama’s Inaugural Address was the anticipation of the First Lady’s Inaugural gown. It was a close second as was confirmed by a poll on the Internet that asked what people were most looking forward to for the Inauguration. I must admit that I had some hesitation in casting my own vote […]

All is well in the world today

January 18, 2009 by  
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As I sat on my back patio early this morning, I observed all that was going on around me in this, my little sanctuary from the world. Cloud, my Shih Tzu Zazu (from the Lion King) brought me the morning report that all was well in the backyard, having taken a stately, sniffing walk along […]

Priority #1 – to love

January 14, 2009 by  
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“I am so sad to receive the most distressing news that my dear friend for over 50 years has passed away. My hearfelt condolences. I was a guest of the Orane’s in 1952 – Douglas Roy was a baby. I was a member of Trinidad’s contingent to the WI Jamboree. Mrs Orane kept in touch […]

My body was made to move!

January 11, 2009 by  
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Yesterday, at the conclusion of an energizing, vigorous yoga class, I had a conversation with a yoga teacher who had practiced beside me during the class. I have attended one of her classes, and found it to be very gentle and slow, the opposite of the class I typically like. I had found myself becoming […]

Advice for Oprah

January 7, 2009 by  
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“It’s about using food — abusing food. Too much work. Not enough play. Not enough time to come down. Not enough time to really relax.” Oprah Winfrey When I read this yesterday, I e-mailed my close friends and family half-jokingly stating “Oprah needs to be free and laughing”. They all agreed, and of course, this […]

Boxes

January 6, 2009 by  
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One of the things we do to bring order into our lives, is to create boxes. These boxes are usually bounded by time and space – there is a time (box) for exercise, a particular place (box), a time to eat (box) and a place (box). We become used to these boxes and develop a […]

Forward to reality

January 5, 2009 by  
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Today is the first day back at work for 2009. I mean, really back to work – not the sort of mindless appearance at office on January 2, but really back to work. For many, the day has been greeted with a groan of “back to reality”. For we believe that we are going back […]