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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...

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...

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...

September 1, 2018

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day*.  It’s not something we talk about in social circles on the playgrounds, or while waiting in line at the grocery store.  It just isn’t.  And yet, here is a day, dedicated to the awareness of this now epidemic.  An overdose...

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...

January 20, 2018

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer

Geez, I have heard this so many times, it is quite annoying.  Ironically, it is most often heard from my inner voice reminding me to get out of my own bubble assuming everything is about me or d...

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...

December 8, 2017

“You have to meet people where they are, and sometimes you have to leave them there.” 

— Iyanla Vanzant

We were driving in the car (where everything happens these days), and there was a person who was intent on staying on my tail, pushing me to go above and beyond the sp...

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...

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...

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