Mountain Meditation

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January 1, 2019

Lived mindfully, life is a living work of art

Living in sync with our true selves and being guided by the spirit within allows us to follow whatever unfolds in its natural sequence. Without trying to control the chaos of life with the left brain’s overthinking, our right brain flows from…

Mountain Meditation
December 26, 2018

New Year wishes

By Marguerite Jill Dye

It’s a time for new visions, hopes, and dreams, and to focus attention on the New Year. It’s a time to reassess our lives, and raise our vibrations to attract more joy. I want to invite newness into my life, and…

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December 18, 2018

A holiday gift

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Do you have a friend whose healing hugs and spoken words encourage and inspire you? Do you have a friend who sees your strengths and teaches you how to overcome weaknesses? I do. Argentine born artist Graciela Giles emanates…

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December 11, 2018

Mountain Meditation: Giving through serving

By Marguerite Jill Dye

This time of year, we often reach out to loved ones and sometimes to people we haven’t met yet. It’s a time to give gifts and bestow blessings through kind actions because some of the best gifts cannot be…

Mountain Meditation
December 7, 2018

The outdoor world is my studio

I’m inspired by artists’ journeys and the quality of their powerful work on an international blog that features 52 artists each year. It’s called “Artists Tell Their Stories.” Beginning Dec. 6, I’m honored to be the artist of the week. Along with showing colorful paintings…

Mountain Meditation
November 28, 2018

Rejuvenation, gratitude and blessings

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“What should I write my column about?” I asked my friends at our dining room table. Between bites of turkey and mashed potatoes, they offered ideas, one after the other.

“Gratitude,” newspaper reporter Francesca said. “It’s the season to remember how…

Mountain Meditation
November 20, 2018

Gratitude heals

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Did you know that the way we live and think about ourselves affects our longevity? Counting our blessings and feeling other positive emotions improves our health and extends our lives.

“Miracles occur when we step outside of convention,” Dr. Joe Dispenza,…

Mountain Meditation
November 7, 2018

Let’s build a better America

By Marguerite Jill Dye 

However the mid-term elections play out, we still must consider how deeply divisions in the United States are affecting our wellbeing, as a nation, as world citizens, and as individuals. Many of us find our families divided, and have…

Mountain Meditation
November 1, 2018

Our democracy needs CPR: Vote!

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Steve Finer began mountain rescue decades ago in Wyoming and has served as a longtime leader of Killington Fire and Rescue. He also works in Rutland Regional Medical Center’s emergency center, so his three-hour CPR class in the Sherburne…

Mountain Meditation
October 27, 2018

A Celtic wedding and the ring bearer

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We rode on a tractor-pulled hayride up to the wedding ground. The mountain glowed in late the day sun that lit up the orchard and colorful woods. When the bagpipes began, we led the procession, then sat on the first wooden…