A Better Choice for All Humans

Animals Guide Us to a Better Way Hybrid Vigor is my latest audiobook. It’s about you and me, and everyone else who, like the animals I’ve used as guides in this collection of true accounts, have chosen to demonstrate how humanity needs to change. Each of us gets to choose for ourselves whether or not…

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Trauma Teaches Us Hard, but Needed Lessons

A mishap as slight as a splinter or sprained ankle, or as serious as a broken neck teaches each of us to be more kind to our own body. So too, the resulting effects of social unrest, the political divide, Climate Change, not to mention the deadly pandemic still raging around, are showing us citizens…

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We Are a Universal Blended Family of Humankind

Heal Our World by teZa Lord

We’ve all had to adapt and change during the past year and a half, due to Covid, the great tormentor. But Covid is also a great spiritual teacher! That’s right. You heard me correctly. Without Covid, a lot of us would never have gotten the lesson so directly that how we accept hardships is entirely…

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What Suffering Teaches Us

the dance of meeting needs

There’s an old saying. Some say it’s from Zen Buddhism, others say it’s universally a spiritual teaching that applies to anyone wishing to become happier. “Only a cracked pot allows the light in.” What does this mean? To me, it’s clearly about accepting our impefections. In Japan that’s called wabisabi. This is a philosophy that…

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Choosing to Accept Change

Choices by teZa Lord

Many people have a hard time accepting what is. For some, this is a struggle; for others, because they’ve been practicing it for a while, fears and sadness, disappointments and projections simply don’t stick like they do to others who don’t know being content about “all things” is a matter of practice. Being conscious of…

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Change is the Name of Covid’s Game

Covid the Game-Changer

Many are suffering. Many lives have been lost, and countless others impacted, some minimally, some horrifically. Loved ones have been lost. Jobs are lost. Having lost in-person contact, school-age kids are sadly freaking out in record numbers. Mental health workers can’t keep up with the demand in schools for trauma training, comforting all record numbers…

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From Me to We Kind of Love

I used to think of myself as separate from others, and therefore, each relationship, each friend, each experience I had was mine, and mine alone. This went on for so long, it’s unpleasant to think how unhappy and unfulfilled I was. Happily, it was by perseverance, and believing that each lesson, no matter how painful,…

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Black Women’s Perspective on Becoming a Blended Family

Shake Your Booty With Love

  Shake Your Booty With Love by teZa Lord I love ethnic, latino, and black music of all types, including their accompanying dances of various moves and rhythms. Perhaps this is because of having lived in the Caribbean for a decade in the 70s. Calypso and reggae, salsa, and cadans are in my blood. Even…

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The Blended Family: More Than Being Related

Family of Merged Energy by teZa Lord Some of us haven’t much immediate family left. A cousin here or there. A distant sibling who rarely connects on a deep level, everyone keeping things “copasetic,” trying to ignore the obvious, crushingly heavy elephant in the living room. No one wants a bad feeling to rear up…

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