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“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt

As we headed into spring, I thought we were going to escape flu season unscathed.  No such luck.  First, my husband got hit, and down the line it went.  I haven’t mentioned this too much, but among my fear...

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Since I can remember, I have often felt on the outside of things, that I didn't see things the same way as everyone else – I just didn’t fit in.  What was on the outside just didn’t match the inside.  Sure, occasionally, I felt part of the group,...


As I was checking my email the other day, I saw the news ticker to the right of my screen.  It successfully grabbed my attention with a headline of children being threatened in an unimaginable way.  To the left, another headline reporting that innocent lives had been...


“What would I do today if I were brave? If I refuse to listen to the voice of fear, would the voice of courage whisper in my ear?” – Jana Stanfield


Some years back, I was on a women’s retreat with my aunt.  I was going through some challenges.  She gave me a gift to l...

“The lotus flower blooms the most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” – Buddhist Proverb


So, I’ve been thinking a long time about this post.  Not only about writing it, but also publishing it.  I took it as a sign that my 10 year anniversary of sobriety is...


“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” - Criss Jami

It is hard to be vulnerable, to put our true selves out in the open, especially when it seems our society often rewards bravado and looks down...

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