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Revealing Attractions

Lately, this blog has been about my physical meanderings. Today it’s my mind that has been meandering. And I was so excited about what I found, that I had to come and write about it this morning. I had a … Continue reading

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A Tribute to All Who “Show Up” to Live Each Day

I originally posted this in my Gratitude Blog, but wanted to share it here too. It’s a tribute to my friend Ruth and countless others in my life and in the world at large who have taught me so much about … Continue reading

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Celebrating My Talented Friends

I love to celebrate the good in life, and I especially love to celebrate those who shine light into my life. I have been incredibly blessed with friends who are wise, gifted, talented and courageous enough to share their gifts … Continue reading

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Wrestling With Uselessness

I struggle a great deal with feelings of uselessness. Although my life can get busy with the little day-to-day demands, putterings and routines, there are times when these feelings of uselessness gnaw at the back of my mind, weighing me … Continue reading

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Morning Routines

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have an established morning routine, maybe more than one…one for workdays and a different one for weekends. When I was working full-time, mornings were my most productive time of day … Continue reading

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Standing Up To A Bully

I wasn’t planning to write today. But something happened last night. I stood up to a bully. At the moment when my mouth opened, I was having flashbacks of all the stories, pictures and quotes people have shared with me … Continue reading

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Having a Ball

Okay, so who else here has been conned, er, persuaded to buy one of those big “fitness” balls? Me, me! Though I have to confess that the idea was all mine, well, maybe. I’ve been in therapy lately for my … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned By Playing Online Games

So I admit it. I play online games. LOTS of online games. Not as much as I used to a few years ago, but enough to feel ready to meander into a blog about it. I first started playing online … Continue reading

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Managing Sad Days

Everyone feels sad at various times in their lives. According to Wikipedia, the single mood people generally put most effort into shaking is sadness. Sadness is a normal emotion, even in children, usually in response to loss of some kind. … Continue reading

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Being Called By Name

There are zillions – no, kazillions – of things that my Mom told me over my lifetime that I will always remember, but there is one conversation that we had that will probably haunt me more than any other for … Continue reading

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