Monthly Archives: August 2007

posticon Conclusion: What Are You Talking About? by John Cali

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We received still more questions and other feedback in response to the past two weeks’ newsletters. If you didn’t see them, go here and here.

John Cali

One of our readers, Barbara Webster, sent us some excellent and thoughtful comments I’m sure there are others among you who’ve had similar thoughts.

Following is an excerpt from Barbara’s letter, followed by part of my reply to her, and then Spirit’s response.

Barbara

I too struggle with this. When reading the follow up I was confused when Spirit said never, ever talk about what you don’t want more of, and then went on to say it’s okay to talk about your challenges if it helps but not to continue dwelling on them.… Read more

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posticon Follow-up: What Are You Talking About? by John Cali

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We received some interesting questions and other feedback in response to last week’s newsletter. If you didn’t see that newsletter, you might first want to take a look at it here.

John Cali

One of the responses we received was from my dear friend, Suzanne Keyes, who sent us an email asking for some clarification from Spirit on last week’s newsletter.

By the way, Suzanne has a wonderful website called Finding My Way to Well-Being.

Here is Suzanne’s email, followed by Spirit’s response.… Read more

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I talked about one of my neighbors in a recent newsletter. I don’t mean to be picking on the neighbors, but they seem to be a rich source of stories for our newsletter. So here’s another story, courtesy of another of my Wyoming neighbors.

John Cali

This story really begins about a year ago. But first, let’s fast-forward to the present.

Two weeks ago. I was walking down my driveway toward my mailbox when I ran into a neighbor. So I stopped to chat with her.… Read more

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posticon Matters of Life and Death by John Cali

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We had a death in our family last Saturday. It was neither tragic nor unexpected. She had lived a good, long life, and she was ready to go.

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That same day, I spoke with another family member who’d just faced her own mortality in a totally unexpected way.

She’d been on a business trip, and was on her return flight home. A few minutes after takeoff, the plane made a terrifyingly loud noise. Moments later, the captain announced they were descending immediately to land.… Read more

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posticon Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by John Cali

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A few days ago, I was out jogging early in the morning. Although it was a clear sunny day, I could barely see the sky. There were wildfires burning in the mountains to the west, and the wind carried the heavy smoke down into the valley and town.

John Cali

It was hard for me to breathe, and smoke was getting in my eyes — it felt like they too were on fire. But I must say this summer has been pretty good so far — we haven’t had a lot of wildfires around here, unlike many other parts of the West.Read more

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