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Reclaim Your Peace

If I had a life long enough to explore several untried careers, one of my choices would be archeology.  For me, carefully digging into secrets of the past, in a way that helps us better understand ourselves today, is fascinating.  … Continue reading

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Deep Listening

“Mom, do you have time for a visit?” my son said over the phone.  He is mostly home-bound, recovering from extensive lower-leg and foot surgery.  “Of course – what’s on your mind?” I replied.  He had been pondering his life … Continue reading

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Keep it Simple

“Simplify, Simplify” is Henry David Thoreau’s famous message from his retreat on Walden Pond.  This the perfect time of year to take a look around to see what might need attention – especially if the holidays have introduced extra clutter … Continue reading

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Self-care for 2018

“There is no recipe, no formula, no guidebook for self-care.  We have a guide, and that guide is within us.  We need to ask the question: What do I need to do to take loving, responsible care of myself?  Then, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Blessing

A few years ago I wrote this Christmas blessing, and we now read it every December.  John O’Donohue defines a blessing as, “A circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen them.”  And so this year … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slowness

Somehow the words “slow” and “December” don’t seem to go together, and yet my inner desire to slow down is intense during the Christmas holidays.  Then I read this quote by Thomas Merton: “To allow oneself to be carried away … Continue reading

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Living In Between

Sometimes in life we have let go of what is familiar, without fully knowing what will come next, and live in an in-between place.  It’s that time when we are moving from where we are now to where we want … Continue reading

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The Gift of Receiving

December is just around the corner, ushering in holiday preparations and the giving and receiving of gifts.  Christmas brings a special kind of giving and receiving, but these two attributes are active in various forms all year.  Throughout the year … Continue reading

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Meeting Coach Jenn

The day could not have been more perfect to be on the Indian River Lagoon.  Saturday, November 18, I joined a small group of people at the Vero Beach Rowing boat launch for a special treat.  Coach Jenn Junk came … Continue reading

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Chaos, Noise, and Grit

Everything at my condo is in such disarray that I have fled to my sister’s quiet house.  Our windows were damaged and needed to be replaced, so the process began yesterday when the new windows were delivered.  Installing windows is … Continue reading

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