(©Laurie M. Hawley 2016)


Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. (James Dean)

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(©Laurie M. Hawley 2016)

A cool caressing breeze
The gentle quivering of an Aspen leaf
Prayer flags reveling in
he morning song of wind chimes

Auspicious beginning

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(©Laurie M. Hawley 2016)


Nature is not a place for us to visit. It is home. (Gary Snyder)


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Rediscovering Ourselves



(©Laurie M. Hawley 2016)


We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
(T. S. Eliot)



Sunset Cozumel

Sunset on Cozumel (©Laurie M. Hawley 2016)

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. (Joseph Campbell)

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Authenticity: Soul Song

song bird

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You were born with a song in the seat of your soul; let the life that you live be the singing of it. (LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier)


Wholehearted Living


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Wholehearted living is about engaging with our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.” It’s going to bed at night thinking, “Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” (Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection)


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old woman

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The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years. (Audrey Hepburn)

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Resilience and Hope



On Isla Mujeres (©Laurie M. Hawley 2016)

Out of difficulties grow miracles. (Jean de la Bruyere)


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Denver Daring Book Discussion: June 2016


For those of you in the Denver/Boulder area, I would love to see you at our next Denver Daring book discussion on Wednesday, June 15th. We will be discussing Guidepost #9 of Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection.

Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016, 9:30 AM

Egg & I Restaurant
560 S Holly St Denver, CO

1 Daring Hearts Attending

We all have gifts and talents. When we cultivate those gifts and share them with the world, we create a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives. (The Gifts of Imperfection, page 112)***The Denver Daring Monthly Book Discussion will meet on the third Wednesday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Glendale Egg & I. The Egg & I’s ad…

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