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Marti Beddoe is founder of Designs for Peace, a SoulCollage Facilitator,  creator of the Walking the Beauty Way Retreat, helping women learn to fully discover and express life’s beauty, meaning, and joy, in Chicago, Illinois and Naperville, Illinois.

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Marti Beddoe is founder of Designs for Peace, SoulCollage® Facilitator, Circle Way Practitioner, Meditation Teacher.  She leads retreats and workshops to teach practices for sustaining lives of Meaning, Joy, and Beauty.

CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF SYMBOLS

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

Spring officially arrived on March 20, 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere! Though she’s not yet fully revealing herself, in the garden there are crocus and daffodils waking up from their long sleep. Some snow birds are singing their greetings as they return from warmer places. Today, April 5, 2019, heralds the start of the zodiac’s year with the New Moon in Aries. It’s an excellent time to set and nurture your soul’s intentions regarding your body/mind/spirit in the next year. Watch the symbols of new life emerging all around you. Contemplate how their messages may illuminate the questions you are holding in your heart these days. Most of all, find Joy in each precious day you are given.

As always, thank you for sharing these essays. I welcome your comments below or sent to me at marti@martibeddoe.com.

Love, Marti

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF REST

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

Let us reflect on what self-care is needed during the harsh winter of North America and the equally harsh summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Let us remember that “this too shall pass.” Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting on these essays.

Love, Marti

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF LOVING

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

The past 15 months have affirmed my intuition that there is great healing available, personally and communally, in contemplating Beauty. I join with many others around the world who are taking a stand for the Goodness of Life by consciously shifting our attention away from the many (internal and external) conversations that promote anger, despair and hopelessness.

February’s Part One essay is a repeat of my 2018 essay on Friendship. I dedicate this essay to all those friends and family members tending to loved ones in difficult circumstances. I am moved by their courage, steadfast devotion, and practical action. They remind me that…

LOVE IS A VERB!

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Part 2--CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF SIMPLIFYING

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,
What is the “one line written inside you” that your 2019 Watchword might represent?  I invite you to share your Watchword in the Comments section below. 

I’ve been quite engaged with my 2019 Watchword “Simplifying.”  What will it teach me?  What gifts does it hold for me as I cross the threshold into my 8th decade?  Perhaps you will recognize yourself here…

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF SIMPLIFYING

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

May 2019 be the happiest ever. May peace abound! May we remember our own Goodness and recognize the Goodness of others. May we remember we are All One!

This essay offers some practices and reflections to say goodbye to 2018 and to launch the new year with awareness. As always, thank you for your willingness to read, share and comment on my writing.

My heartfelt wishes to you, Marti

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