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Writings by Cynthia Greb

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Have you ever walked into a room that felt chaotic or angry or sad?  How did you respond?  Did you find yourself getting caught up in similar energies?  Have you ever tried to transform the energy of a place, person, or situation?  Have you ever tried to transform yourself??? There are many ways to do this.  Some people have the gift of saying exactly the right words in exactly the right tone of voice.  Others use laughter to transform a situation.  Sometimes singing can bring a spirit of unity.  Sometimes a hug can bring an exquisite feeling of love and acceptance.  Sometimes one or more people can sit in silence and peace will radiate outward. Do you have a call to help …
I am not one of those people who makes resolutions at New Year's. I do, however, take the time to be reflective at the end of a new year and before the beginning of a new one.  I evaluate what I did well and what I want to do more of.  Generally I set goals of things I'd like to do--not necessarily the boring lose-20-pounds kind of thing--more like the travel across the country kind of thing.  I focus on my dreams.  What does my soul wish to do?  What would make my spirit soar? So, you may wonder, why is she writing about resolutions, goals, and dreams on April 14th??? Well, it's because it is the end of a year for me.  …
Oriah Mountain Dreamer posted the following on Facebook on the eve of the Not One More march in Washington tomorrow: "As I head to bed tonight I am thinking of all those who will be at demonstrations across the U.S. tomorrow- and, in particular, the students from Parkland, Florida who have inspired this outcry against gun violence. May their voices be heard. May the gatherings be without violence or injury to anyone. This is part of the process of democracy- the rising up, the calling out, the reaching and struggling for solutions together. It's messy and loud and chaotic, because life is usually all three. Recently, looking at my FB settings I noticed that somewhere in that maze of info I …
I have never ever minded any of the birthdays I've had in my life.  I have truly enjoyed all of my "ages."  Each year has brought incredible gifts, experiences, and memories.  That said, I confess this year feels different. (Interesting.  My fingers accidentally started typing "fears" instead of "feels."  Talk about a Freudian slip!!) In this culture, women are usually disinclined to mention their age, and for good reason.  Women in the latter half of a century are most definitely undervalued and, quite often, disrespected.  If a woman tends to not "age gracefully" -- i.e., if she puts on a few pounds or develops a few wrinkles or has the misfortune of losing some hair, she can be subject to ridicule …