Author Archives: Lynda Philippsen

Music of Lent to Console

Just as I savour carols in the weeks before Christmas, at this time of year I turn to acapella Lenten choral traditions and the liturgical music of Easter. Agony expressed by the naked human voice. You’d think in might deepen … Continue reading

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Cheez Doodles & the Duke of Hastings

Recently my friend A and I share the numerous ways we’ve struggled through while under the pall of the pandemic. She writes: It´s difficult to find something rewarding that at the same time challenges you and makes you feel content, … Continue reading

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Momentum in Stasis

A little lost for things to do during these pandemic doldrums—long, static, monotonous internal weather where the parched psyche longs for the sensation of movement, even a molecule nudged up, forward, around. Into that stasis a question appears. What was … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!

Festive arrangement for New Year with Japanese yew, elegance carnations, crane ornament and driftwood. * On Instagram @lyndawow  

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Putting Christmas Back in the Box

As the last strains of carols wafted through my home late in the evening on Christmas Day, I scanned the room enjoying the decorations, the lights sparkling on the balcony and the glowing tree. Though it was a solo celebration, … Continue reading

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Surprising Effects of Mindfulness

In spite of a long chain of significant heartbreak and grief, for many years now I have cultivated a Buddha (level) mind and lived a joyful life—often while walking hand in hand with sorrow. Even as I rattle and multi-task … Continue reading

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The More Mindfulness Plan

When operating in a state of mindfulness the distinction between secular and spiritual aspects of life begin to blur. The mundane takes on magnificence and the heightened state of awareness becomes commonplace. However, getting into that space isn’t something that … Continue reading

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Mindful Awareness to the Test

Update: For anyone interested I am now also on Instagram @lyndawow. * Since greater isolation is part of the pandemic parameters anyway, as I said in a post a month ago before I got a little sidetracked, I decided to … Continue reading

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The Rapture of a Heart

Early in September I opened an Instagram account (@lyndawow) and started playing around with posting this, that and the other thing. A rather random selection of whatever strikes my fancy any given day as I figure out how the platform … Continue reading

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