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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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Is Looking the Same as Seeing?

This question puzzled me so I began reading to find out how others viewed looking and seeing. “All of us are watchers – of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway – but few are observers. Everyone is … Continue reading

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The Powerful Gift of Choice

Our days are filled with choices — conscious and unconscious, small and large — that enable us to accept what we are presently experiencing, and act with courage to create needed changes. Instead of being a victim of circumstance, we … Continue reading

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Celebrations Aren’t Just for Holidays

We generally take time to celebrate life’s big events like weddings, birthdays, graduations, and holidays. Of course these are important, but what if we broadened our perspective and gave ourselves permission to celebrate the little things? Life is full of … Continue reading

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Staying Calm While the River’s Rising

We live in a world where change is constant and often unpredictable. Staying calm is challenging as the events of our lives unfold, but it also is the key to successfully weathering life’s storms. With calmness we are able to … Continue reading

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Asking for What We Need

Imagine how many times someone has said to you, “Let me know if you need anything.” It can be a difficult offer to accept. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to answer, we worry about being a burden, … Continue reading

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Walking Each Other Home

We need each other. Time alone certainly gives us insights into knowing who we are, but there are some things about ourselves that can only be learned through interaction with others. It is being with other people, and experiencing life … Continue reading

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Horses and Healing

A couple of years ago I received a picture of a handsome horse leaning out of a barn door. Around the picture were these words, “There is something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of … Continue reading

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