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Coffee Shops, Hugs and Wildflowers

Coffee Shops, Hugs and Wildflowers

Coffee shops, hugs and wildflowers make me happy.  It’s within that place, those arms and in those fields that my body and soul play catch up. Moments of peace, relaxation, exhilaration, laughter, smiles, and pure joy are tasted, felt and seen.  Liquid Gold in a mug is bliss.  The arms of a best friend, a family […]

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Close Old Doors

Close Old Doors

Finding our brave to not only close old doors, but to keep them closed, is sometimes a daunting task.  Today, let’s look at this action with a fresh perspective.  I hear that people are afraid to close certain doors, but, what if you leave them open?  Does it bring you comfort or is it an […]

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Hugs

Hugs

Hugs There are a million beautiful places to be, but the space I am often most grateful for is the one between two caring arms of a friend, a family member, a lover…anyone who, for just a moment, shows their concern, comfort, support, strength, joy, passion or love by taking the time to embrace me […]

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Oh What a Year!

Oh what a year!

Oh what a year! On this last day of 2018 (and now into the early hours of 2019), I sit with a glass of wine, in my comfy pj’s and watching the final Hallmark Christmas movies. I also find myself struggling with what to put on paper.  There were plenty of good times and memories, […]

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Ladies & Gentlemen, What Are Our Next Steps?

Next steps

The past few weeks have found this country rocked yet again: allegations of assault, dragging human beings through hell on both sides, the ever-increasing egotistical, power-driven, do whatever it takes to win, (no matter who gets harmed), money & greed fueled politicians and media…when and how does it stop?  How do we rise above better […]

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Healing the Communication Dysfunction: Intimate Conversations

Intimate

This past Friday night, I hosted a Facebook Live event to discuss the Intimate Conversations, the first in a series titled Communication Dysfunction.  In case you missed it, the following is the transcript of the talk. Intimate Conversations  You read the invitation titled “Intimate Conversations” and perhaps hesitated to join me.  For those of you […]

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Endless Rain

The rain splattering against my window, normally soothing and sleep inducing, is now a cacophony; a keep me awake at 2:10 a.m. rain.  Add to it the furnace and the cars whizzing up the hill, I believe sleep may allude me tonight. The first thoughts in my head were those of frustration, annoyance, and defeat. […]

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Surviving Scary!

Who knew that It would be the year that I needed to adopt survival mode.  It was the summer of 1986. For all intents and purposes, it was a great year so far. I had traveled to France in January to study and be immersed in the culture of the country. It was an amazing […]

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Finding Courage Within

Addiction– most of us battle something at some point in our lives. People who are trapped, however, can lose everything they hold dear.  Addictive behavior is the source of the misery and we know that, but it is often most difficult to leave the comfort and familiarity of the high received. For some, it may […]

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