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  • June 26, 2022
    Grateful for this life - Happy birthday to me... 
    Theme: Motivation
    Week 26: Celebrating me (on this 26th day and 26th week)
    In this season of my life, I am focusing on the ways to celebrate being me, taking the steps to uncover my place in this world. A place where I reveal and fulfill my purpose by living my truth. Through the years my purpose has transformed from figuring out who I was in...

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  • June 19, 2022
    Week 25: Putting in the work
    Theme: Motivation
    Time has left a peculiar questioning in my thoughts and I feel overwhelmed as I sit to write these words. The topic, putting in the work, was my theme I had planned for this week last November. The significance of the words come as a cue to the focus I need halfway through the year. In a season of transformation, my goal is to amend my life and...

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  • June 12, 2022
     
    Week 24: Tending list (halfway through)
    I always begin a New Year with endless goals and motivation, but somehow since Covid, I am constantly restarting. Here we are, halfway through another year and I am still seeking change. This reminder of the halfway point in the year is not a judgement to me or anyone else, but instead, a reminder that no matter the date on the calendar, we can always...

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  • June 5, 2022
    Honest friends are the doorways to our souls, and loving friends are the grasses that soften the world. It is no mistake that the German root of the word friendship means “place of high safety.” ~Mark Nepo 
    June: Motivation
    Week 23: Lessons from a friend
    Throughout my life, friendship has always felt easy. I meet someone with a common interest, and as we discover other commonalities our...

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  • May 29, 2022
    “Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater. ”But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” 
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet 
    Week 22: Don’t forget to write
    A story of awakening appears as I reflect on the decisions...

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  • May 22, 2022
     
    May theme: Don't forget 
    Week 21:  Don’t forget to laugh 
    My mother-in-law Jane was filled with stories of laughter. She would find laughter in the toughest situations of her life and looking back I understand how it saved her. This became my inspiration. To discover ways to recognize the humor in discomfort.  I still giggle at the canoe trip we took in Cook Forest Pennsylvania where...

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  • May 15, 2022
     
    May theme: Don't forget to
    Week 20: Don’t forget to dance
    I’m going to learn to dance!  I constantly tell myself I will yet have not taken any steps to learn. This is my declaration to change that talk into action and learn a new dance. There are so many ways to learn, with endless videos that give lessons and step by step moves, there is no reason not to try.  My plan is to find a...

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  • May 8, 2022
     
    Week 19: Don’t forget to love
    It seems sometimes I get stuck in the hollows of loss, and who could blame me after the death of my son, brother, father, mother, and countless others over the years. But then I remember the love and know that I must get up and move towards it. There is still love after loss, even though at first it is difficult to find. We will all go through hard things, eventually,...

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  • May 1, 2022
     
    May - Don't forget
    Week18: Lessons from a mother 
    Over the years I have gone through a barrage of emotions as I explore the relationship I shared with my mother. The tragedy is that I understand her more today than I did when she was alive. Battered by guilt I began the work necessary to understand who I have become as I unravel the sorrow of my own life. This journey has helped me nurture...

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  • April 24, 2022
     
    There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery  
    ~Dante Alighieri  
    Week 17: The assault of spring after loss
    The brutal winter of 1993 uncovered the harshness of life with the death of my five-year-old son Ryan. The stark and frigid winter mirrored the hollow space, I was in. If any season could describe death, winter would be it.  But when the first hints of spring...

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