The Living & Dying Consciously Project

2525 Arapahoe Avenue E4-811

Boulder, CO 80302

 

info@livinganddyingconsciously.org

The Living & Dying Consciously Project

2525 Arapahoe Avenue E4-811

Boulder, CO 80302

 

info@livinganddyingconsciouslyproject.org

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February 10, 2017

Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”  – Aberjhani

This Valentine’s Day I challenge you to be courageous!  Love yourself more.

We live in a culture of judgement. The media tells us what beauty is, what success is, what love is. In reality, there is no one scale that can measure your unique value or your incredible potential. Judging yourself on a false cultural scale is damaging to your self-esteem and doesn’t take into account your contributions to friends, family and the jobs you do.

Only you know what inspires you to do what you d...

January 27, 2017

We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart.”  

– David Steindl-Rast

As I arrive at the first new moon of the New Year, I celebrate the moment in gratitude.  Even though life is not perfect and fear keeps popping up in my field, gratitude calms me and allows me to be present in my own life.  In Brother David’s words I, “Stop. Look. Go.” 

Scientific research has proven that gratitude is good for us. Robert Emmons, PhD, reports that gratitude blocks toxic emotions such as regret, fear and depression. Grateful people are more resilient in t...

January 12, 2017

Start close in,
don't take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step
you don't want to take.

Start with
the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way of starting
the conversation.

Start with your own
question,
give up on other
people's questions,
don't let them
smother something
simple.

To find
another's voice,
follow
your own voice,
wait until
that voice
becomes a 
private ear
listening
to another.

Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don't follow
someone else's 
heroics, be humble
and...

November 14, 2016

“List your blessings and you will walk through those gates of thanksgiving and into the fields of joy.”         ~ Garrison Keillor 

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to step into gratitude.  It is a time to gather together in celebration of life and all its gifts. 

Many cultures practice thanksgiving rituals at this harvest-time of year.  Our tradition in the United States dates back to 1621 when the immigrant colonists shared a feast with the Wampanoag Indians.  During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day to be a nationa...

October 16, 2016

Several years ago, Patti Pansa, a professional engineer and life coach, contacted me to assist her in her journey towards death.

When we met she had taken care of all the literal preparations for death: she had spoken to her family members about her wishes for end-of-life care; her last will and testament, advanced health care directives, and medical durable power of attorney were all signed and delivered to the appropriate people; a list of her important accounts with passwords sat in a folder next to her computer.

But Patti wanted more. She wanted to leave a legacy...

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