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Choosing to Live Your Best Life

photo source: http://bestcookingoilswallpaper.blogspot.com/2012/08/lasagna-pan_31.html It was Sunday and we were having lasagna, food a friend cooked for us, something others often do when you lose a loved one. It was then that I did it. I reached into my pantry and … Continue reading

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Tom Petty, Dominoes & Lessons I’m Learning

photo source: http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/2013/04/30/books-were-just-going-to-have-to-wait-for/ I think Tom Petty nailed it.  Because truly, when the stakes are high, when our hearts are invested, when we want to know what the future holds oh so badly, the waiting is the hardest part. The … Continue reading

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Why We Need Friends, God & Wine

photo courtesy of: http://shaswa.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/help-yourself-by-helping-others/ “What can I do to help?” It was a simple question, but one for which I didn’t have an answer.  The fact that my friend asked in the first place; this was enough.  Her gesture, her … Continue reading

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How to Be Stronger than a Superhero

image courtesy of  http://www.emudesc.com I think it was the way he said it, or maybe it was the way it aligned with all that has been on my mind lately. But for whatever reason, the words of my pastor struck … Continue reading

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Making Your Words Matter

Picture Source: http://blogmyheartandhome.wordpress.com/tag/power-of-words “It’s Tracy, right? Do you remember me?” I didn’t recognize her at first.  Because it had been seven years, her hair was longer now, and life was so busy back then that much of it escapes me. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I’m Not Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year.  Time to look back and reflect, time to look forward and plan. I wasn’t going to do it.  Wasn’t going to participate, wasn’t going to make resolutions for the coming year.  I’ve got my head … Continue reading

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How To Tame Your Inner Grinch

I have a confession. It’s December 19th and I have yet to find my Christmas spirit.  I’m tired and cold and my house is a mess.  My to do list is (still) long, my time is short and I have … Continue reading

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Would You Stay or Turn Away?

  photo courtesy of featurepics.com Week after week she stood there.  In the cold, in the rain, in the sleet and in the snow.  She stood there on the corner, in her spot so to speak, and waited. Waited for … Continue reading

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What to Do When the Well Runs Dry

Years ago, I started a gratitude journal.  I’m quite sure it was Oprah or Sarah Ban Breathnach, the author of Simple Abundance who inspired me (I couldn’t get that into the book, but appreciate it’s premise).   It lasted about two … Continue reading

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No Need for Improvement…

As soon as he said it, I could feel my heart’s skepticism.  I wanted to believe him, but I was having trouble.  God couldn’t love you more.  I’ve heard it said before, in a variety of ways, but before, the … Continue reading

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