The Upside of Irritation

The Upside of Irritation

The Peninsula Woman

May - Jun 2006


 “I don’t have pet peeves,

I have whole kernels of irritation.”

~Whoopi Goldberg

Life is full of situations, events, and people that can be not only frustrating, but also downright irritating.  It is easy to understand why there are so many people available to help us with conflict resolution.  But what can we do to solve these issues from a more conscious perspective?  How can we handle these difficult situations utilizing spiritual tools?

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Happy Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dog

Happy Chinese New Year

The Year of the Dog...

The Peninsula Woman

Mar - April 2006


“A boy can learn

a lot from dog: 

obedience, loyalty 

and the importance

of turning around

three times 

before lying down.”

~Robert Benchley

January 29, 2006 - February 17, 2007 Each year we celebrate an animal associated with the Chinese Astrological calendar.  This calendar was originated in 2637 B.C. by Emperor Huang Ti.  The ancient legend states that Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come bid him farewell before he departed from the earth. Twelve animals showed up and he named a year for each animal in the order of its arrival. First came the Rat, then the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and finally the Boar. The animal that was ruling the year that you were born is said to have an influence over your life.  This year is the year of the Dog!

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A Simply Spiritual Holiday

A Simply

Spiritual Holiday

The Peninsula Women

Nov - Dec 2005



The ordinary arts we practice 
every day at home are of more importance 
to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.

~Thomas More

I was having coffee the other day with a girlfriend and she asked if I was getting ready for the holidays.  I looked at her and sighed. My reply was hesitant. It is a time of the year I have learned to be neutral about.  We continued to talk about the highs and lows that come with the holidays.  

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How to Get What you Really Need

How to Get

What You

Really Need!

The Peninsula Woman

Sept - Oct 2005


 It is better to have it and not need it

Then to need it and not have it.

~Gerard Patrick Roeling

We all have needs.  From the moment we are born into this world, each of us need love, guidance and attention.  As children we rely solely on others to help us learn about, understand, and fulfill our needs. Depending on your early childhood environment, your needs were either 1) attended to and fulfilled, 2) fulfilled somewhat, or 3) your needs were not fulfilled at all.  Your childhood experiences, provided a foundation for the way in which you learned to negotiate, accept and finally receive what you needed.

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