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Thirty Days to a New You

While you are at home for the next 30-days self-isolating, scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and old emails, think of what December 2020 will look like. Similar to the photo above, we’ll have a whole new crop of babies who are already labeled the Coroniels. In addition, plumbers will have had a boon installing bidets. The…

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I Love to Laugh…

I’ve been talking to dead people since 1974, consciously. I may have done it before thinking it was just an internal conversation. Now though, it’s pretty commonplace. Sometimes it’s my mother acting as my cheerleader, offering admiration and encouragement when I become frustrated with a project. Sometimes it’s someone I’ve never met in this lifetime.…

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I’m Going Home.

My dad suffered from Alzheimer’s the last several years of his life. When it became too much for my mom to handle, we moved my parents to a home across the street from us to help with his care. My dad, Bob, was a kind man. He loved his family, golf, photography, travel, and had…

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The Best of Times

I remember observing the popular kids saying that high school would be the best time of their lives. My view differed; I saw life as a ladder, with each rung offering me a broader perspective. That was 58 years ago. The layers of time and experience, like aged wine, have produced a delicate, rich and delicious…

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Trust & Respect, the Mortar of Friendship

Good friends share mutual trust and respect, the mortar that secures the relationship. The stronger the ties of mutual responsibility, the more value we place on those relationships. Those are the friends I most cherish. Occasionally, life steps in with lessons, circumstances and twists that encourage me to revisit my values, reassess my direction and move…

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Belonging

Studying the chakra system, I’d been taught that the root chakra, our first chakra, represented the “Tribe,” the center for conformity, adherence to rules, beliefs and traditions of the ancestors. By following the rules, protection and survival were assured. To veer from the tribe instilled fear of alienation, or worse, death. As I considered “The…

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Boat on water under dark clouds

Silence, Sleep and Surrender

Returning from my walk across Scotland and elated with my accomplishments, I returned tethered to shore in my safe harbor. I'm energized and wondering what’s my next project? After a few weeks, my upbringing kicks in, and the voices of my parents echo in my head. “You can’t just sit around. Do something useful.” Languishing…

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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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