Category Archives: gratitude

If Mom Were Still Here

Today is a new day. One that for me, comes with a bit of pain. Because 3 years ago today my mother died. Life has never been the same since. But here is the good news: Though the day may … Continue reading

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Don’t Think about it, Just Jump

A year ago this week my husband and I were in Maui, taking a private tour on the road to Hana. If you’re not familiar, the road to Hana is a miles long stretch of highway along the east coast … Continue reading

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6 Lessons Learned From Being Alone

My bucket list, handwritten in 1998. Back in 1998, a friend and I decided we would make bucket lists; 100 things we wanted to do in our lifetime. My list was entitled, My Ultimate To-Do List! Oh my, was I … Continue reading

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

  If she were here, she’d have called me on the phone a month ago, asking me about my plans for Mother’s Day. I’d have said, “I don’t know Mom, I haven’t gotten there yet.” If she were here, she’d … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Love Yoga

I’ve spent the majority of my life exercising. But in the last seven months I’ve been fighting a few pesky health issues that have knocked me off the proverbial exercise wagon. Only now am I beginning to get back into … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is…

Dear Santa, Hello from Indiana. I hope you and the Mrs. are well. How are the elves?  I’m hoping they aren’t too sleep-deprived during this last minute holiday rush in the workshop. I’m so excited that Christmas is just days … Continue reading

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The Power of Accepting Change

The first day of school, captured from afar.  “Are you sure I can’t come?” I asked, “I know the other moms are coming…” My daughter simply shook her head, “No, Mom,” she said, “You don’t need to be there.” It … Continue reading

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The Day the Homeless Fed Me

There was no audible voice, no specific directive, just a nudge on my heart. But the nudge was strong; so strong I knew immediately what my answer would be: Yes. It took a week to commit, to finally answer the … Continue reading

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Finding Peace Involves Risk, an interview with Teri Ditslear

An Interview with Teri Ditslear; Wife, Mother, Pastor and “Fire-Starter”         As soon as I read the article in my local newspaper, I knew I had to get in touch with her.  You see, she and I … Continue reading

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The Art of Practicing Courage

Sunset on the Grand Tetons, June 2012 *Friends-if you don’t have the time to read my entire post-I have news to share: please skip to the end! This is the photo.  The photo that popped up in my feed with … Continue reading

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