Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tendrils of Growing Gratitude

I haven’t always been able to muster gratitude. In fact, gratitude was the last thing on my mind whenever I was wallowing in the quicksands of despair and depression. The concept of being grateful “for even this” was beyond my … Continue reading

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The Downside of Downsizing to Someone Else’s Timetable

One of the saddest things I’ve ever had to do (other than grieving the loss of loved ones) is clean out someone else’s belongings, either due to death or health issues that required emergency relocation. We’ve been faced with this … Continue reading

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Remembering My Dad

Today (it’s still January 19th at the time that I’m writing this) is the 14th anniversary of my Dad’s death. I miss him terribly, even after all these years. I don’t feel much like writing tonight. I just didn’t want … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Real Rest is the Best:
“Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be ashamed of yourself.” There  also is a…

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Fumbling Around in A Funky Attic

I’ve been in a bit of a blue funk the past few days. It has been very tough to shake off. My brain’s been working overtime and I’ve been flinging mantras up there into the attic, I’ve tried meditating, diet, … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Eat Chocolate…Change Focus

No matter how hard we try, no matter how diligent we might be, there are still days that just suck. There are days when the crap just pours down on us and gets flung at us from all directions and … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Savour

This one came to me through prayer. It came in such a way as to make me laugh out loud, because it was the perfect answer at the perfect moment. It was the morning of January 2nd and I woke … Continue reading

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