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Tribute to the Coolest Friend I Never Met

I originally published this on October 9, 2016; feeling the need to run this again today in tribute to the coolest guy!  I have updated the date/time reference. Five or six years ago, give or take, I read some poetry and viewed some prints on a friend’s Facebook page. I was immediately drawn to the […]

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Eliminating The Nonessentials

Lin Yutang states, “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the nobler art of leaving things undone…The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” Zen and Taoist belief systems suggest that doing nothing may be a sign of wisdom, the highest good.  The aim is to be in the present […]

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2018: The Year of the Not So Standard Resolutions

How many of us have made New Year resolutions only to have them quickly fall by the wayside? Then, I bet, you decide not to make resolutions but if you’re like me, that feels empty and unfulfilling. My dear friend mentioned her perspective shift on resolutions for the year and it’s a very healthy approach: […]

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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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Being a Blessing

The hustle and bustle of preparation is over; the shopping, wrapping, baking, mall & grocery store parking, the chaos portion that accompanies every holiday.  Whew! We survived another year!  Can we pause for a moment and reflect on blessings? Thankfully, the Advent season (and online shopping) helped to maintain peace and focus on the true […]

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Maze or Labyrinth

There is complete and utter wonderment when we embrace the unknown. When we do so with love, despite our uncertainty, we can experience joys unlike any others we have ever known.  I came across a portion of a sermon delivered by my pastor a few years ago when we were asked, “In life, are you […]

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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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The Necessary Peace in the Recipe of Life

Yesterday, I spoke about how I thrive in chaos.  In order to do this, I must also be at peace with myself and that which surrounds me. I never thought that it would be possible to have harmony while living within two very conflicting life patterns.  I am proof it can be done but it’s […]

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Day One 2017–Here’s Your Sign!

I forgot to complete a task, the printer wouldn’t work, I was extremely frustrated and it was not yet 10 a.m. Already, I thought, please don’t let these things be setting the tone for 2017. If this is day one, ugh! what will the rest of the year bring? Silly, right? But isn’t that how […]

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Blessings, Miracles & Memories (2)

The holidays bring joy, laughter, music, wonder, gifts, togetherness, family, faith, hope, and perhaps for a fleeting a sense of peace that all is (or can be) right with the world. The holidays also bring about a sense of melancholy for many. I know because I am one who experiences it. Don’t get me wrong, […]

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