Love & Friends

Colby Mackenzie Sheffer
I research, practice, & write about Love and related skills as critical elements of personal and global healing.
Created 27 Jul 2020
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  • Find your magic, give it away
    01 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    first signs of fall in the Poconos, PA Hello loves! Happy October! If you’re a fed like me, you’re also celebrating the start of the new (fiscal) year (FY for short). I’m so used to marking time this ...
  • Oh, to love what is lovely
    01 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Summer is still in full swing at Teddy Roosevelt Island reserve in Arlington, VA before the inevitable transition to Fall. Hello loves! My goodness - happy September! We are here now. We are breathing...
  • One wild and precious life
    01 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Hello loves! Today last year I pressed send on the very first issue of this baby venture of mine. Because of you, today I send #13. Over the past year together we’ve endured the unendurable. Leaning o...
  • A raging desire to live
    01 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 4
    Hello loves! Welcome to those joining for the first time! This is a monthly love letter exploring the concept of love as outlined in bell hooks’ “All About Love.” We’re currently investigating love as...
  • The door is round and open
    01 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Future love does not exist. Love is a present activity only. — Leo Tolstoy Hello loves! We have a few new people joining our little community (welcome loves!) so I want to do a quick introduction of m...
  • To swim through the fires
    01 May 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anaïs Nin Concrete Life Hello loves As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers....
  • I look out my window at the dawn of spring
    01 Apr 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Why be alive at all if not to relish the ecstasy of noticing, that crowning glory of our consciousness? — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings bright buds reaching through dried leaves and damp ground Hello l...
  • I lift my face to the pale flowers
    01 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Hello loves! Happy March, almost-Spring, and Women’s History Month! Here’s to all the women and the people who love them. I love you queens. Stay royal. Colby as Cleo photo cred: Megalee Jenner & the ...
  • On Love & Listening
    01 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    In the attitude of silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. — Mahatma Gandhi My January Getaway (try a multi-night...
  • On Love and Pause
    01 Jan 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    to love (v): to extend oneself in service of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth. Me and new friend Bruno celebrate solstice (he’s waiting for me to bend down and pick him more green gra...
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