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Take It Easy On Yourself

Not realizing how divided my attention was, I headed to Publix for some grocery shopping three days before Thanksgiving. Arriving at 8:20 a.m., I walked into the store and realized I had forgotten to bring my latest collection of plastic … Continue reading

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Keeping the Lightbulb Connected

In his book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr describes a conversation he had with Desmond Tutu when they were together in Cape Town. They were talking about the need for a guiding light when Desmond Tutu said, “We are only the … Continue reading

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Soul Stories

On Monday, October 14th, art therapist Marcy Purdy was the guest speaker for our Friends After Diagnosis meeting. She introduced us to the idea of expressing our soul stories, in the form of SoulCollages, by showing us some of her … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasure

The closet that went berserk is slowly becoming less chaotic. It has been so long since I’ve looked in some of the boxes marked “memorabilia” that I feel like an archaeologist actively exploring the past, and finding hidden treasure. “Treasure” … Continue reading

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The Closet That Went Berserk!

You may have one of these in your house. It’s that area that used to be completely organized, or at least passably organized, that suddenly takes on the persona of something that is both scary and out of control. No … Continue reading

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Gecko Eyes

While peacefully journaling under an ancient oak tree I felt a presence join me. I was being watched. The feeling of eyes focused on me was so strong I had to stop writing and look around. No people were present; … Continue reading

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Stepping Backward, Moving Forward

Remember the movie Back to the Future, in which the hero finds that going back in time can impact the future? A recent ocean beach walk through newly deposited seaweed reminded me of this idea. My childhood summers were spent on a … Continue reading

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The Orange Butterfly

Following the sandy path led me through tall tropical trees hung with moss, flowering bushes, graceful ferns, blooming wild flowers, and vines that climbed whatever was in their path. Even though I wasn’t far from civilization, I enjoyed the feeling … Continue reading

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Holding Hands

During the medical test I was told not to move except for breathing. A long needle was inserted into my breast, pulled partially out, repositioned, and inserted deeply again a number of times. This process was painful. It also lasted … Continue reading

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Stillness Under the Ancient Oak

The ancient oak tree was fascinating! Locals think the elderly tree is at least 250 years old. It has a huge trunk base from which nine large separate trunks emerged. I kept walking around the tree to make sure I … Continue reading

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