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Happiness, karma, and the Golden Rule

January 3, 2018
By Marguerite Jill Dye The past year has been an exercise in striving for balance in a turbulent sea. The wear and tear has been quite extreme, often exhausting and terribly frustrating. Many people, including me, have fought depression and lacked motivation. How is it possible, in such tumultuous times, to stay above water and sustain…

A time for new beginnings

December 28, 2017
By Marguerite Jill Dye “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”—Henry David Thoreau The Winter Solstice and the New Year are especially auspicious times…

Extreme self care in extreme times

December 15, 2017
By Marguerite Jill Dye “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.” – Epicurus Extreme self care is called for in extreme times, and these times are most certainly extreme. I learned this lesson when I returned home from Argentina after living under the military dictatorship. Feeling powerless to help a friend…

Landing on Terra Non Firma

November 8, 2017
By Marguerite Jill Dye We left Marseille in a powerful Mistral, crossed the Atlantic without event, and landed at Logan in another strong wind, the last hurricane’s tail end that wiped power out across New England. Indeed, the world is all stirred up. Although I’m always sad to leave Europe, it’s good to be home on…