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The Way of Tea: The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Posted by Sooz on Monday, March 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

In 1889 an American ship, the Cheseborough, was wrecked on the coast of Shariki, Japan. The villagers of the town worked furiously to saved those shipwrecked. They attempted valiant rescues, provided medical care for survivors, built memorials, and commemorated the event with a yearly service even during WWII. The lost ship had been built by [...]


Posted by Sooz on Sunday, March 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

I just returned from a mother-daughter trip to New York City! Three moms with teenage daughters hatched a plan to take the kids to the city for a few days of “Rush and Run Around” because there is no such thing as “Rest and Relaxation” in NYC.  Of course, it was a thrill. We had [...]

Who Are You?

Posted by Sooz on Monday, February 10, 2014 | No Comments

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.      — Sheila Murray Bethel   If you had to introduce yourself to a crowd what would you say? I forgot to mention, they don’t want to know [...]

A Daily Blessing

Posted by Sooz on Monday, February 3, 2014 | 6 Comments

The topic of this post stirs me to the marrow of my bones. I feel so passionately about it that I can hardly express to you how important I believe it is. I think the evidence will speak for itself. I recently read an article from Higher Perspective  entitled “Scientific Proof that Thoughts and Intentions [...]

Eternal Youth

Posted by Sooz on Monday, January 27, 2014 | 4 Comments

  I have noticed an amazing phenomenon since moving to Maine. There must be a fountain of youth somewhere nearby. No one gets old here! It’s true. People still have birthdays, their hair turns gray, and the years pass, but no one gets “old.”  For instance, our neighbors next door are in their late sixties [...]

Would You Let Someone Else Talk to You Like That?

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, January 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

I’ll be honest with you, I would never let anyone else talk to me the way I do.  That voice in my head that narrates my life and keeps a running commentary on my successes and failures – that voice says things to me that are totally unacceptable, and yet I let it keep talking. [...]

Knowing Your Limits

Posted by Sooz on Monday, January 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

Hello, my name is Sooz and I am a recovering responsibility addict. For most of my life I believed, “if someone isn’t happy, it’s probably my fault.” “If something is wrong, I must have caused it.” “If things are not right, I probably failed to do something.” Somehow I felt responsible for everything and everyone. [...]

Begin With the End in Mind

Posted by Sooz on Monday, January 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I kind of hate the New Year’s Resolution thing. I mean, it seems like a good idea to make resolutions for positive change but I never seem to get very far. I start strong, but before too long I run out of gas. A resolution just doesn’t keep me [...]

How to Connect With a Human:101

Posted by Sooz on Monday, December 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

It seems like the ability to connect with another human ought to come naturally to us, or at least there should be some kind of “How To Do Life” manual that gives detailed instructions on getting to know people and having quality relationships. Sadly, there is no such manual, and truthfully, many people have a [...]

Why we Judge

Posted by Sooz on Monday, December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

As I grow older I am deeply grateful to find myself becoming less judgmental of others. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that life has knocked me around enough to teach me that I don’t know everything. I am not as “sure” about everything as I was in my youth. [...]