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the shore called ‘father’

By Annette Diamantopoulos | Jun 16, 2019

it’s hard. it hurts. it’s resistant. i sink. i swallow water. and, sometimes it feels like i am drowning. but, i can deal with that. i know i can swim. i remember who i really am. ~ walking on water when i was four my dad taught me how to swim. here’s the thing of it: he came…

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wah wah wah! without the excuses, without the obstacles, without limitations, who would you be?

By Annette Diamantopoulos | Jun 4, 2019

“obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.” ~ zen proverb there’s no greater lie that disempowers growth than all the reasons we ascribe to ‘why’ we can’t!  …  why ‘that’ shyness keeps you from meeting new people – why ‘that’ dread keeps you from pitching your idea – why ‘those’ few pounds keep you out…

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here is the sign you’ve been looking for: the habits of happy, awakened people

By Annette Diamantopoulos | May 12, 2019

zen buddhist teacher, baker roshi, once said, “enlightenment is an accident. meditation makes us accident prone.” at the baseline, we train the muscle of attention so we can be present prone – be available to recognize those glimpses of enlightenment that we can never claim to ever really know.  because, it’s never what we think it’s gonna’ be — there’s…

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i saw the light: waking up to life’s work

By Annette Diamantopoulos | May 12, 2019

“as you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~rumi one day, suddenly and without warning, i realized something wasn’t as it appeared – everything that i thought was true and everything that i had searched for, was here all along. and, once i began to view my life through this comprehensive window – to live it with…

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ugh! anxiety again?! finding certainty in an uncertain world

By Annette Diamantopoulos | Mar 2, 2019

i keep trying … i keep trying to ‘fill in’ the form – to ‘fill up’ with what’s expected – with what i ‘should’ be. so, why is it that i still feel so empty? … why do i keep spilling out all over the place?! recently a dear friend reached out regarding some stressful…

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pay as you wish! be the person you wish to be

By Annette Diamantopoulos | Feb 2, 2019

“for it’s in the giving that we receive.” saint francis of assisi when i was way too young i attended a program called smoke enders. it was 1978 and i was, i recall, the youngest person there – a testament to my parent’s love and also to some internal longing to take a deep breath…

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take a chance on us!

By Annette Diamantopoulos | Jan 20, 2019

“darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. hatred darkens life; love illuminates it …” martin luther king, jr.today, as a nation, we celebrate the life and spirit of martin luther…

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angel wings and wonder

By Annette Diamantopoulos | Dec 23, 2018

“faith may not bring us the miracle we want, but it will always bring us the miracle we need. cultivate faith, hold it in your hand – touch it” … make angel wings. ~melody beattie oh! the sweet memories of making angel wings for the annual christmas pageant! i remember the concentrated task – the texture…

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how to go wherever the wind blows

By Annette Diamantopoulos | Oct 31, 2018

  if there’s one thing i’ve learned in this zig-zag, upside down life it’s that i can fly!   i’ve always been fascinated by energy – the way it can push us through the atmosphere into space or short us out – inspired and expired — the way nature seems to effortlessly transform and bind…

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