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January 30, 2019

“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” – Gayle Forman, If I Stay

My daughter has been watching a relatively new show, and she came to me the other day with quite an insightful awareness.  She said to me, “Mom, I noticed everyone on this sho...

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...

October 13, 2017

We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.” – Beau Taplin

I recently attended a screening of a documentary telling the story of those that have found themselves unhoused, or commonly referred to as homeless.  It was a very emotional screen...

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”  

-  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There was an echo in the room this past weekend as my husband uttered the words that I have been saying to myself, out loud, and even to that cat for...

I was driving through town the other day, had just picked up my preschooler and was running late to pick up my kindergartner, and I got stuck.  The light turned yellow, and then red.  As I was sitting, I watched the colors change, back to green and was waiting to begin...

“You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality.”  

- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Things have calmed down a bit and have allowed me a bit more time to ponder, in the car of course (where I seem to do quite a...

 

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

It was Spring Break for my kids this past week, and while I could do without the petty bickering and constant requests for food all day, I really enjoyed the opportunity to slow down and just do thing...

 

 

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...

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” - Pema Chödrön

 

My husband and I were watching Nova the other day – yes, we live quite exciting lives.  Actually, we have the exact opposite taste in viewing material, so the same public broadcasting station th...

 

“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...

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