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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 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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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF TRUE WEALTH

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

This month, we dive deep into how to bring True Wealth in our lives. Curl up with a favorite beverage and an open mind while you ponder what thoughts the mind is attached to and how that is helping or hindering your happiness.

Thank you for reading and sharing this essay. I welcome your comments below. You may also contact me at marti@martibeddoe.com

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF SPIRITUAL PARTNERSHIP

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

This month we look deeply at the nature of Spiritual Partnership, its qualities, benefits and challenges.  I see Spiritual Partnership as a subset of Friendship which was the topic of my February essay.  https://www.martibeddoe.com/blog/2018/2/15/friendship 

While writing you, I was reminded of how the thoughts I think and who I associate with have such a powerful influence on my happiness and success as a human being.  Consequently, every essay is meant to honor my many Teachers and to pay forward the blessings of their wisdom and lovingkindness.

I hope each of my readers finds my reflections and practices to be useful and meaningful in your daily life.  When you share this essay with your friends, please ask them to subscribe here. Thank you for joining the conversation by adding your comments below. 

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF SERVICE

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

This month’s Designs for Peace essay looks deeply at the nature of Service. What does it mean to serve or help or give in a healthy balanced manner? What is Servant Leadership? Who are the servants in our lives and how do we regard them? I hope you find my stories and suggested practices meaningful and useful in your daily life.

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