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Author Archives: Lynda Philippsen
According to Definitions from Oxford Languages the word beige is French. First appearing in English usage in the mid-19th century, it denotes the colour of unbleached and undyed woolen fabric. Surveys indicate that it is the single colour of paint … Continue reading
With little to offer recently, I’ve decided to share an item from James Clear whose newsletter crossed my desktop this morning. He selected an excerpt from Alice Walker’s Living by the Word: Essays. It says almost everything I haven’t articulated–and … Continue reading
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
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
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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Festive arrangement for New Year with Japanese yew, elegance carnations, crane ornament and driftwood. * On Instagram @lyndawow
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
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
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