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July 17, 2018

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"Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to the rules."  - Shannon Alder

Years ago, I used to watch the Food Network and Rachael Ray would be cooking on her show and be using some sort of tomato marinara sauce.  She would go o...

December 14, 2017

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.”
― Alice Morse Earle

The holiday season is upon us, and the to-do lists keep getting longer and longer, with pressure increasing.  My inbox continues to ‘ding’ with notif...

“Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.”  -  R.D. Laing

We finally have reached our holiday break from school.  I have been looking forward to time with the kids, and nothing to do and nowhere to go.  I had all of the...

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The weeks have been incredibly crazy lately.  Well, a little more crazy than normal.  Between some moving, the en...

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – John Powell

While summer is thought of as a time of vacation and respite, our summer has been somewhat of an upheaval.  We aren’t in our home due to some renovations and are somewhat of a clan of nomads t...

 

 

I used to think being a perfectionist was a positive quality.  Some years back, I remember taking a quiz in some teenage magazine that promised to reveal your true qualities (which of course everyone knows is the most factual way to learn about yourself) and I would...

It’s that time again; the time of workout ads and inspirational quotes about making this the ‘year of you’.   There is just an overall sentiment of newness and transformation being promised when the calendar changes.  The time to make our New Year's Resolutions – the p...

 

Time is Short

 

Lately, it has really hit me about my purpose, and how to make the most of what is right in front of me.  It’s not that I have hit any particular crisis; it’s more just realizing how quickly life turns the sunlight of one day into the moonlight of the ne...

 

 “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...

 

 “I couldn’t fight the tide, so I decided to float along.”

– David Levithan

 

This was a rough week, and I surrendered to the ‘Perfect Parent’ award the same day I applied for the ‘Failed Parent’ award.   Not only did I raise my white flag, the dangling strings and tatte...

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