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“But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”  -  Anne Frank

Lately, I've felt like I am living the cliché of pushing and pushing against a brick wall and nothing is happening.  I know something is bothering m...

 “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

- Pema Chodron

Lately, I’ve found myself in conversations with people, and the common theme seems to be working with difficult people.  A friend was telling me about a...

 

“If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald   

 

I was working on the computer the other day, which just happened to be by the front window.  I...

My daughters and I were volunteering at a group event a while back.  We were all working for a common good, when one of the group leaders, whom we had only met less than a few minutes prior, stopped by to correct my younger daughter.  And truly, this woman didn’t commi...

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...

 

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is what it also takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

 

When I first entered recovery, honesty and truth were such a big part of my beginning.   In my defense, it was necessary for me to be completely...

 

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

 

I get happiness.

 

At least I get what it is, and theoretically speaking, what it’s about.  I often find myself reflecting as to why, we, as humans, are so conditioned to fight happiness at every twist and tur...

 

 “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”  -Rumi

 

Finding balance is a quest on which I have been traveling for years, and I am realizing how there really is no end, but instead simply progress on this journey.   I was not gifted with a personality that innate...

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

 

There are particular qualities I hope my children inherit from me, and others I wouldn’t mind if they passed up.  However, there...

"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." 

- Victor Hugo

 

Just as there is day, there is night; nature has times of activity and times of stillness.  Our internal rhythms can also echo this pattern.  Some days are on a roll, things seem to be going in a wa...

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