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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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Live Like We Are Dying

Live Like We Are Dying Part Two

Part 2 of a 4 Part Series.  You can find Part One here. Overview Live Like We Are Dying?  What do you mean, you might ask?  I’ve got plenty of time here, no need to worry. Hmmm, how can you be so sure?  Lives change in the blink of an eye.  Perhaps, in this moment, […]

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Next steps

Ladies & Gentlemen, What Are Our 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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Distorted

Getting Out of Our Heads

We all have moments (or years) when we get stuck in our heads. Welcome to the chaos.  We get stuck in the past, we worry about the future, we over-think everything to death.  It’s reached a level far beyond pondering about life, goals, dreams, what’s for dinner, etc.  Nope, it’s nothing sweet and pretty but instead, […]

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It Will Soon Be A New Year, But We Can Begin Again Anytime

I am a student of life, faith, and the universe; every day is a new lesson. We don’t need a new year to make a new start; we can start again at any time.  It’s not about the number of days and years that have passed, it’s about taking ownership of where we are right […]

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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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Blessings, Miracles & Memories (9)

I believe that, if we could, we would all give the gifts of good health, financial prosperity, world peace, the end of poverty and homelessness, etc. to all of those around us. Sadly, those things are either out of reach or completely out of our control. There are things we CAN give this Christmas and […]

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