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  • November 1, 2020
    The sounds of life
    It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward ~Patti Davis
    The residue of disbelief still bubbles up when I drift to the last moments shared with my mother. Her death, another reminder of life’s brevity, provokes the lessons of grief. Memories become the guidepost of my life, and a balm to my sorrow. Creating space for contemplation...

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  • October 7, 2020
    Peace begins with a smile ~ Mother Teresa 
    Inspiring Women Series: Mother Teresa
    Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu,  August 26, 1910 - September 5, 1997, honored in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an  Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje, part of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and...

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  • October 6, 2020
    Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. 
    Inspiring women series: Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Mary Earhart, was born July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937, and declared dead January 5, 1939. She was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator  to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about...

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  • October 5, 2020
    “The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.” – Princess Diana 
    Inspiring women series: Diana, Princess of Wales
    Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961. She was the fourth of five children. The Spencer family had been closely allied with the British royal family for several generations, Diana's grandmothers had served as ladies...

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  • October 4, 2020
    "If you want something said ask a man. If you want something done as a woman." ~ Margaret Thatcher 
    Inspiring Women Series: Margaret Thatcher 
    Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, born October 13, 1925 was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom  from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British...

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  • October 3, 2020
    Memories of our lives, of our works, and our deeds will continue in others ~ Rosa Parks 
    Inspiring Women Series: Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913. Her parents, Leona, a teacher and James McCauley, a carpenter.She was small as a child and suffered poor health with chronic tonsillitis. When her parents separated, she moved with her...

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  • October 2, 2020
    "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." ~Marie Curie 
    Inspiring Women Series: Marie Curie
    Marie Curie, known as Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, part of the Russian Empire, on November 7, 1867. She was the 5th and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława and Władysław Skłodowski.
    The...

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  • October 1, 2020
    Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Inspiring Women series - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York City on March 15, 1933. Her older sister, Marylin, died at age six from meningitis when Ruth was 14 months old. When Ruth started school, her mother Celia noticed that there were several...

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  • July 23, 2020
    It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward ~Patti Davis
    The sounds of life
    A crash of disbelief still bubbles up when I think of the loss of my mother. The reminder of her death comes in waves as the lessons of grief return. Joyful memories of the past become the guidepost of my life, a balm to my grief. They provide the opportunity to look...

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  • April 19, 2020
    The happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts
    Today I need to get back to it, back to some sort of schedule, a balance to my day. This attempt to plan each hour with activity and rest, creativity and quiet. A distraction of time that provides a fast to the worry that silently awaits my attention.
    After a restless night I wake with a new determination. One that I plan to use...

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