Posts Tagged With: Personal Growth

In Loving Memory of Dodge Drake Smith: 1950 – 2012

My father, Dodge Drake Smith, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at the age of 61. A memorial service will be held in Birmingham, AL on March 10, 2012 from 2 – 4 PM at the Courtyard Marriott in Homewood, AL at 500 Shades Creek Parkway. In lieu of flowers, please make a … Continue reading »

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A True Rebellion – Approaching the Environmental Crisis from a Place of Love

(This article is dedicated to my friends and colleagues working tirelessly to make this world a better place. May you respond to the crises of our world from a place of deep love.) Environmentalism, sustainability, being green – they don’t matter. Not only that, but they are actually a part of the environmental crisis that … Continue reading »

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Poetry from India

Crimson Furoshiki Blessing – March 31, 2011 The gift of your crimson Furoshiki (1) cradles Hibiscus blossoms – food for the sacred Mother Ganga (2). The morning sun sparkles her grey beach – a universe of stars hiding in the sands. I carefully unwrap my offerings embrace them in my steepled hands, and offer a … Continue reading »

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The Secret to Real Happiness

If having a life full of more happiness and freedom is our ultimate goal, then it is important to acknowledge up front that these treasures do not come from our outer circumstances, but from within. This wisdom may sound cliche, but it is all too easily forgotten in the throws of daily life. We say, … Continue reading »

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Inspirational Poetry by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh has been a major force in modern Buddhism, inter-faith dialogues, and the social justice and peace movements around the world. He has been a major inspiration in my life from the time I began exploring Eastern spirituality at the age of 17 and read his book “Living Buddha, Living Christ”. In 2003, … Continue reading »

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