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Life On Purpose: Reflections

By: Dr. Teresa Anne Fears Moore

This is the first chapter from our soon to be published book. Dr. Moore is on the Board of Turning Point Healing Retreat Center and has donated this work as a fund raising project for creating our center.  The finished work will have 52 weeks of reflections and is in the final editing stage.  Please enjoy this as a gift from us to you.

Sincerely, The Turning Point Healing Retreat Center Board


 Warm All Over

A few years ago, while laying in the bed cuddling my daughter, Alexa, I said, “It’s cold.”  Immediately, Alexa proceeded to pull the covers up over me, and then piled all of the pillows on top of me.  Happy with her effort, she said, “Are you warm now Mommy?”  The chill had left my body, and my heart was overcome with warmness.  She had responded to my comment with genuine love and compassion although it was uttered only as a statement about the overall temperature.  I wondered if I would have responded so quickly, and with such love, or would I have just adjusted her covers out of obligation and responsibility if she had made the comment.  In reality, I could have responded either way depending on the time of the day, my general level of energy, and other things competing for my time.  Alexa, at this stage in her life, responded to the moment with total awareness and unconditional love.

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Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.”Believe Bill

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 59

Every day I stand at turning points. My thoughts and actions can posture me toward or away from my path of destiny. The life I am meant to live. Courageous I am when I admit that I have come to the end of something and to the invitation to turn with abandonment, conviction and faith, to walk the path, I was destined to experience. Oh, how those first few steps seem so arduous and frightening until I surrender, become present, connect to my inner resource and allow my heart to be my guide. It is during these times that synchronicity creates the path that will set me free to my authenticity and usefulness to myself, my community and the world.

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Lovingly submitted by Debbie Vigneri

The energy of Spring brings with it a willingness to try new things that spice up life!Spring-hands

That was what I was feeling as I read about a recipe called Bengali dal (chana dal with raisins). I read about it in my favorite Yoga Journal and discovered that it contained many healing spices, and was served at weddings and other celebrations in East India.

As a student of Ayurveda (the science of Yoga) I have greatly benefited from the healing qualities of a variety of spices used in many Indian dishes. This recipe has a wealth of healing spices- turmeric, clove, chili powder, and cinnamon. It is so delicious and hope you feel the same! So I tried it, and it was delicious!!!

It is simple and inexpensive. Here is what you need:

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