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June 23, 2019


“Surrender is the ultimate sign of strength and the foundation for a spiritual life.” - Debbie Ford

We recently took a trip to the ocean.  If you need a moment to remember you are not in control, spend a bit gazing into the ocean.  It has a way of reminding me of how m...

“Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.”   - Eckhart Tolle

Surrender to that which you cannot control. 

Focus on your breath. 

Take a few moments every day to meditate.

Stay in the moment.

These are the thing...

“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...

“Once exposed a secret loses all its power.” – Ann Aguirre

Often times I am asked why I am so open with my recovery from alcoholism.  Isn’t there shame in admitting a weakness?  Isn’t there embarrassment in recalling my behavior?  Isn’t there pain remembering the hard t...

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”  - Marie Curie

 

Yes, sometimes I am afraid.  Actually, fear takes a large part of my life.  I wish it didn’t, and it’s something I’m working on...

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“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” - J.K. Rowling

 

The weather has slowly been getting warmer, encouraging us to shed our winter coats and on the days of greater sun and warmer temperatures, our long sleeve...

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”  - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Lately, I have felt incredibly irritable and a bit like something ominous is hanging over me.  There is a lot going on right now, some happy, some neutral,...

 

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...

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” - Marcel Proust

 

This morning was not particularly different than any other, except for one thing.  On his way back from the laundry room, my husband came back with a look in his eye – an urge to overha...

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