Venerable Blog

The Upside to Receiving Help

Posted by Dawn Morningstar on

Most people love helping others. It’s in our nature. Yet what is it about asking for or receiving help that can be such a challenge for us?This lesson landed squarely in my life on Friday.When I came out of my coaching appointment and saw my parked car smashed beyond recognition, my brain could not process what I was seeing. I think I was in a mild state of shock.I later found out that a distracted driver (witnesses say she was texting) driving a pick-up truck with children in it, had hit my car with such force that it pushed the...

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Acknowledging Women's Contributions

Posted by Dawn Morningstar on

American grade-schoolers know about colonial hero Paul Revere and his midnight ride to warn of the British army's arrival. But another hero, not found in my history textbook, was Sybil Ludington, daughter of American Revolution militia volunteer, Colonel Henry Ludington. 

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"Doing" As the New "Being"

Posted by Dawn Morningstar on

In the New Age movement as I experienced it in the 1990s and early 2000s, it was heavily emphasized that we focus on being rather than doing. I had a highly respected spiritual teacher tell me that it didn’t matter what I did--it only mattered who I was being. I think this is another situation where it is an and, not an either or. Not actually doing what we need to be doing can give us a false sense that we are making a difference or making progress when in fact we are not— at least not to the degree we could be.This...

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The "Year of the Woman" Revisited

Posted by Dawn Morningstar on

Let’s keep our collective intention focused on an outcome we can celebrate—one that increases love, inclusion, respect, kindheartedness, and greater representation of who we are overall.

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Ready For Some Good News?

Posted by Dawn Morningstar on

We’ve heard it said that what we focus on the most expands. Sticking our heads in the sand about troubles in the US and those of our sisters and brothers around the globe, does not serve anyone. Yet putting all of our attention on negativity prevents us from experiencing and expanding what good there truly is. 

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