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Everyday Success and Ripples

Our American culture defines success in terms of power, prestige, and money, which deprives the term of its greater meaning. Ralph Waldo Emerson writes this definition of success: “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people … Continue reading

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Share a Laugh

Being part of the Friends After Diagnosis women’s cancer support group means we share some of life’s toughest moments with each other. When we arrive at a meeting, we know there will be kindness, support, encouragement, education, and laughter. No … Continue reading

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Recess Isn’t Just for Kids

I remember how good it felt as a child to get a play break in the school day. I loved the recess bell. Rushing from the classroom onto the playground for a variety of outdoor activities was a stress releaser … Continue reading

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Daring to be Authentic

In her book The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown writes, “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice … Continue reading

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Our Bodies Are Listening

When fibromyalgia first arrived, it came on so strong that I was taken by surprise, and completely overwhelmed. What started as a shoulder injury turned into a level of full body pain I had never before experienced. I had no … Continue reading

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Going in Circles Does Not Mean You’re Lost

Being married to a pilot gave our family lots of flying experience. For many years we had access to a small airplane (think Volkswagen of the sky), so we enjoyed planning trips using that form of transportation. How different the … Continue reading

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Creating Inner Peace

We often hear remarks about the importance of peace on the world stage, especially as it relates to war. We are taught that conflicts and battles over differences need to be fought and won. But what if we adjusted our … Continue reading

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You are an Artist

Whenever I watch my husband paint, I marvel at his ability to look at something and reproduce it on canvas. That is a talent I do not have! During my teaching years there were times when I wanted to illustrate … Continue reading

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Intuition – Our Internal GPS

The last time my husband and I purchased a car, both of us made a list of what functions were most important to us. Knowing my talent for getting lost meant an on-board GPS system was at the top of … Continue reading

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Be Willing to Embrace What Shows Up

The phone rang Saturday morning and I found myself talking to my doctor. A test that was part of my yearly health exam had returned with a positive result. This took me by surprise because it was so unexpected – … Continue reading

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