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Radiance

Just as a bitterly cold winter day delivers sun dogs, There is beauty within that which seems bleak. You. Are. Radiant. Made of diamond dust And sun star light.

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Life, Itself

I watched a movie the other day called “Life, Itself.” At one point a character in it had an Aha moment about story writing and life: Our lives are our stories, and become told as we live them out. The narrator tells our story. Due to varying perceptions, both between and within individuals, the idea […]

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Tell Your Own Story

A few months ago a friend shared that a great gift her mother gave years ago to her surviving children was that she had pre-written her own eulogy. Wait. What?!? “Oh, yeah,” she said. “At that time, with all of us siblings trying to figure out all of those funeral details? Mom wasn’t honored in […]

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Umm…

Meditation intrigues me. I’m a huge fan of it in principle, it’s just that I don’t always practice it regularly. Much like yoga, walking the dog, journaling, and writing — my other daily disciplines that I’d like to aspire to. And I always feel so uplifted after doing any of them, you’d think I’d be […]

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Oxygen Masks, To-Do Lists, and Elevation Training

Most days I feel I’ve got a pretty good handle on keeping my breath. Lately, however, I’ve been tested. Daily. A family member’s graduation is absolutely a happy event and process!  I’m just reminded that even good stress is still…stress. Thank goodness I love lists. They help me stay on top of it all. To […]

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