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A Stunning Reminder of Trust and Faith

Male pine grosbeak in author's hand, with author's German Shepherd's snout touching bird's head.

THUNK! We get a lot of birds hitting our windows. Most of the impacts are gentle hiccups in otherwise continuing flight patterns. However, sometimes there’s an intensity to the sound that makes us fly out of our seats and immediately launch into Bird Rescue mode. And I had just heard it.

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“All Great Adventures Have Moments That Are Really Crap.”

All great adventures have moments that are really crap.” –Ellen Potter via Jenny Magiera I recently experienced this, and survived my epic tale. You can make it through yours, too.

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Courage is My Safe Word

It’s not about scaring yourself, or searching for a fear so that you can conquer it. It’s not about waking up every day looking for, or creating, something to overcome. Those are great approaches if you do have something that you’ve been avoiding — by all means, face that fear. Be brave. Do the thing […]

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Change Is Easy: Here’s A Fun Way to Begin.

Oh yikes, change. Talk about a loaded word. Change is good. Change is hard. I don’t wanna change. I really wish he/she would change. I’m ready for a change. Either way, change implies a separation. A gap between where I am here, and where I’m looking at over there. Crossing that distance can seem overwhelming. […]

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You CAN Get There from Here! Here’s How.

We get dissatisfied, we want something else for ourselves. Something different. Something…more. This is not ingratitude: we are meant to continually grow and evolve. To become. Sometimes it’s a big outward thing, like a different job. Sometimes it’s a seemingly small outward yet great-big-huge inward thing, like more peacefulness. You know the feeling, of when […]

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