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The Gift of Presence

“I’ve listened to your conversations at breakfast for three days. You never talk over each other. Amazing!” Our third day in Porto, Portugal, prior to our Camino walk, a fellow pilgrim who’d stayed at our hotel approached us as we began the Camino to share her observation.

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Surrender to the journey?

In anticipation of our trip to Portugal and our walk from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, I drew an oracle card from the Sacred Traveler deck by Denise Linn. I like the idea of a ritual in preparation for a trip. The card I selected was, Surrendering to the Journey. I laughed because…

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A Shot in the Arm

With an easing of the pandemic restrictions, my friend Leslee and I booked a trip to New York to visit our friend Christine. We agreed to meet in The City and breathe in the energy that it’s noted for. New York City embodies diversity, the ingredient that keeps the world healthy. If I were watching…

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Self-care, Miracles and Breakthrough

Last week, a friend posted one of those word walls that asks you to note the first three words you see. I always search for the words and take note in my mind only. My three words were: self-care, miracles, and breakthrough. On reflection, those words represent the menu of my 15 months in lockdown. With…

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Take time to smell the Wisteria!

Do you have habits that you continue to practice even though you know they are ridiculous or irritating or parental directives you are horrified to admit that you’ve adopted? I have one I can’t seem to shake: I hate being late to anything. Whether it’s catching a flight, attending a seminar, hosting a party, or checking…

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Think Outside the Box

For 2100 years, in the Age of Pisces, we focused on the structures of our beliefs and social systems to build permanence and safety. Now, the Age of Aquarius asks us to shake things up, reimagine those structures and think outside the box. The constraints of the pandemic closed a lot of doors last year…

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The Bigger Picture

Did you know that there are seven weather elements? They are: temperature, air pressure, cloud formation, humidity, precipitation, sunshine and wind velocity. My curiosity peaked while walking to the mailbox today. The wind howled fiercely, and the air felt colder because of it. I had to continually hold my hair to the side of my face so I could…

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Note to Self

As 2020 closes, I’m aware that since February, my travel has only extended 25 miles from my home, and the local market’s international aisle is the closest I’ve come to tasting foreign cuisine. Today, lost in contemplation over future adventures, I pulled out last year’s travel journal. As I opened it, the above post card…

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Kate Anders is a medium and a channel. She offers private sessions and workshops to empower and guide clients to their highest potential. She also paints and writes poetry. She is a retired educator who was selected by U.S.A. Today in 2000 as one of the country’s outstanding teachers. Kate lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband who is a composer and sound engineer.

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