Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wood in Winter

In honor of autumn and in memory of beloved Geoph Kozeny, a poem:                       Wood in Winter Womanly arms lift long, heavy logs, one by one, carry them to the big saw powered by Kester — the old, red tractor … Continue reading

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Day Five: An End and A New Beginning

Day Five marks the end of this shared exploration of Thich Nhat Hahn‘s poem with Coach Helene Van Manen. It’s also a bright and lovely first day of autumn in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a much-needed cleansing rain … Continue reading

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A Life Without Struggle? Day Four

Thich Nhat Hahn’s fourth line of his poem says, There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle.  I haven’t posted for the past two days because I intentionally chose NOT to strive to get it done. And because … Continue reading

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What Do You Love? Day Three

The third day of continuing a dialogue with Coach Helene Van Manen, using our respective blogs and a poem by Thich Nhat Hahn. We are breaking the poem into one line upon which to contemplate each day, and today I’m … Continue reading

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Life Is Precious As It Is – Day Two

Day Two of my cosmic-cyber dance with my mentor, Coach Helene Van Manen (using the vehicle of her iRetreat blog and this Femme Fire blog). The second line of Master Hahn’s poem is … Life is precious as it is. … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Dance with Mentor Helene: Day One

With Autumn Equinox approaching at the end of this week, I willingly let go into an invitation and cyber-cosmic dance with beloved Mentor Coach Helene Van Manen (via her iRetreat blog and this Femme Fire blog). Coach Helene, Buddhist Master … Continue reading

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