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

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

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

Making Way for the New

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I was raised Catholic.  Although I don’t practice anymore, it’s still a part of who I am and I occasionally go to church.  I think going gives me a sense of connection to my past and to the community.  I often, by sheer randomness, show up at church on Palm Sunday.  I just think, “it would be nice to go … Read More

What Do You Need?

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Many people I know are going through financial challenges right now, and I think the question of “what do I need” is frequently being asked.  It’s a very black and white thing, in a time of spending analysis, to decide what you want versus what you need.  Do you need to go out to dinner?  No.  That’s a pretty easy … Read More

Choices

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I’ve been thinking about choices.  Making choices, not making choices and the results of either option. There’s a person in my life that I love very much.  I was thinking about her this week and I noticed that she has chosen a current path for her life that I think is making her miserable.  I could feel her sense of … Read More