Deep Thoughts

Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time

This post is written by CJPW member Rachel Kodanaz. Rachel has been speaking passionately to national audiences of all sizes for over 20 years, addressing the change, growth, and acceptance that come with life’s transitions. Learn more at www.RachelKodanaz.com. Our personal possessions tell a beautiful story of ourselves and those of our family members whom …

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Ocean Walking

The ocean speaks in heart echoes and soul songs without words. Only feelings and senses and energy and dreams that fill any open spaces with laughter and love. I dance down the shore, adding a few tears to the salty surf, and feel renewed and often reborn. My body relaxes and heals while my spirit expands. All that exists is the present moment and it is wonderful.


Life sometimes shifts when we least expect it to, making us feel we might be at a crossroads. Do you ever feel like you are dancing to repeating rhythms and melodies, songs that haunt you, and at times retreat into the dark? And then, suddenly, without fuss, you find yourself at that wondrous crossroads of …

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