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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...

October 1, 2018

"I'm not interested in whether you've stood with the great; I'm interested in whether you've sat with the broken."  - Sue Fitzmaurice

It is east at times easy to be drawn to the glitz and the glamour of the people, places and things around us.  It can liven our soul to...

When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”  - Alexander Graham Bell

My newly turned 4-year-old had an absolute meltdown the other day.  It was over shoe...

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”    - Ernest Hemingway

Lately, I’ve been kind of hard on myself.  Maybe for good reason; as I seem to be saying really stupid things.  Now, I kno...

“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...

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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...

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu

We have been living with family for the summer.  I h...

“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...

 

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...

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.”     

 - Ani DiFranco

 

I attended a memorial service for the husband of a dear friend this weekend.  So many thoughts and feelings always come up at the...

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