Entries by Lori A. Noonan

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The Intelligence of Joy: from Fun to Flow to Form

The Creative Process Best Begins by Embracing Fun & Excitement We’ve all heard the phrase, “be in the flow.”  What is it exactly, though?  And, how do we get “in” it?  This new moon’s edition of Soul Notes is devoted to the creative flow of life.  If you’re game (pun intended), let’s go! Creativity is […]

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An Ode to Love (aka, ‘not your usual’ love letter)

February, the month of love.  Oh, how we love (and sometimes don’t) love thee, February! This new moon’s edition of Soul Notes is dedicated to love.  May love find you and you find love in all the divinely inspired ways possible…this month, and always. ~     ~     ~     ~     ~ Dear Love, Thank you for sunsets […]

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Peaceful assembly and why we march

Why We March Assuredly, the legal profession is part of a system (the judicial system) that plays an important role in the proper functioning of our society.  So, too, does the First Amendment and the fundamental right to peacefully assemble and freely express our ideas and opinions, all in the furtherance of an informed citizenry […]

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From Darkness Into Light: Winter Solstice Edition

From Darkness into Light This week, in the northern hemisphere, we are approaching Winter Solstice and the turn ever so slightly toward longer days and shorter nights. It’s a shifting out from the darkness and into more light. Now is an ideal time to reflect on the year to date, and where you may be […]

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Savasana and the power of sweet surrender

Restore and Replenish Ultimately, this practice helps “ready and steady” you for success as you return to the world refreshed and more available to handle its opportunities, challenges and stresses. During this time of year, as nature slows down and takes a quiet breather to restore and replenish, it’s a good time to revisit our […]

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The Meaningfulness of Meaning: Living a Life Worthwhile

In this edition of Soul Notes, we explore the concept of meaning and what that constitutes in terms of a meaningful life.  In this article, I’ll make references to one of Viktor Frankl’s books, originally entitled From Death Camp to Existentialism, now more commonly known by the title: Man’s Search for Meaning. A doctor of […]

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Total Solar Eclipse Edition: Lessons from the Dark Side

The Great American Eclipse, Oh My! It’s a particularly energetically charged time in the United States, as evidenced by recent politically volatile and even at times highly venomous and violence-infused protests, and counterprotests, resulting in understandable public outcries and feelings of despair and disbelief. Perhaps then not-so-coincidentally, with this rare total solar eclipse, in the […]

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There are messages in the water

What about the water? Varying to some degree only by age and gender, our human bodies are approximately 70 percent water. Water is the primary building block of human cells. And, water covers nearly 71 percent of the Earth’s surface.  It’s vitally important to our existence, as individuals and as a species. And yet, or […]

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Staying the course, and the value of course corrections

Staying the course, of course! Or, rather, is it time to make a course correction? “Without paying close attention, it’s easy to get off-course.” Sailing back home from Catalina Island Years back, a friend invited me to join him and a few of his friends for a weekend of sailing.  We left the shores of […]