The Power of “No”

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A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. I’ve always hated this saying.  It’s absolutely no fun especially for a girl who doesn’t like to say “no”.  I say yes to dessert, shoes, wine, whatever.  I don’t like to deprive myself.  As soon as I do, I’m very sad about it. My dad didn’t say “no” to me.  … Read More

Finding quiet

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Sunny Sunday morning and I was sitting down to meditate.  I was feeling anxious and my brain was cluttered and I needed to calm myself before I attempted to sit down and write. As I sat in my chair and began breathing my dog started barking.  Some other dog, probably nowhere near my house, was outside.  Sound the alarm!  I … Read More

Once in a Blue Moon

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Today is a blue moon, which means it’s the 2nd full moon in the calendar month of August.  Normally, we have only one full moon per calendar month.  The old saying “once in a blue moon” comes from this occurrence and came to be a saying for things that didn’t happen very often.  It was a rarity.  The next blue … Read More

Finding the Perfect in the Imperfect

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This morning I went to yoga class.  I was really excited to go.  One of my favorite teachers was scheduled and I hadn’t been able to attend one of her classes for many months. I was looking forward to her joy, her loving approach, and to whatever words of wisdom she would share that would fill my spirit.  It seemed, … Read More

Why Can’t We Celebrate Another’s Success?

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I was saddened to see the news today about Lance Armstrong.  You can read about it on his page and here. I haven’t been a follower of cycling or Lance’s career.  I am however a fan of seeing people succeed.  It moves me deeply to see someone achieve their dreams and for them to also do something good with that … Read More

Who’s in Your Self-Care Pit Crew?

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We hear it all the time – it’s important to take care of ourselves.  The airplane safety rule has become more popular outside of the plane: “Place the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting others”.  We know that we are only capable of taking care of others and doing our best in life when we care for ourselves as well.  … Read More

Having a Laugh

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There is nothing like a good laugh to lift your spirit and feed your soul.  When was the last time you laughed so hard you had tears streaming down your face and your stomach hurt. My nephew Eoghan reminded me how good that can feel.  You can view his laugh-fest on my Facebook Page. If you need a little help … Read More