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  • September 18, 2018
      
    "The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal, the tragedy lies in no goals to reach."  ~Benjamin Mays
    What can you do in 100 days?
    Beginning my year with plenty of goals was powerful, and I would highly recommend its course. My goal list included, personal improvement goals, life goals and of course, writing. I was learning, getting stronger and following through for myself...

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  • September 8, 2018
    It is impossible for you to go on as you were before, so you must go on as you never have.
    ~Cheryl Strayed 
    Grief...  (Guilt, Regret, Ignorance, Envy, Forgiveness)
    Since the loss of my mother I have been taken by grief. Captured as if a monster once lurking, returned. Grief pulls me under angrily and I wonder if it had ever left my side. All this loss in one lifetime, how can grief depart? Life...

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  • September 1, 2018
    So excited to be September's guest designer for Cocoa Daisy.  I plan to share my creations here and on the Cocoa Daisy blog and facebook page...

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  • August 20, 2018
    Today marks 5 years since Debbie had her brain surgery; Thursday is fifteen years since Joe had his brain aneurysm and one month since our mother passed away and on Friday, I will finally have that MRI doctors recommended years ago. My heart is heavy with all these emotions.
    Although I usually attempt to put an upbeat spin on the stories of our life, it’s too soon in this place where so much sadness...

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  • July 13, 2018
     
    Tiny steps 
    As I examined my overflowing bookshelf a thought of dread washed over me. “ Will I ever get through all these books?”
    One book in particular constantly caught my eye. The Encyclopedia of Me, a guided journal I purchased after reading the popular ‘Encyclopedia of an ordinary life’, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This blank journal taunted me with another reminder of my faltering...

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  • May 18, 2018
    Shivering, I hustled to the main entrance eagerly tapping the buzzer. The door, armed with a shrieking alarm, keeps me from entering and I wait anxiously. A prickle of apprehension ushers in the reminder of where I am and the shadow of her decline.
    Finally inside, my hands glide hastily through the pages of the sign out binder and I scribble our names.
    Ambling down the short corridor I am awash...

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  • April 28, 2018
    No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  Hebrews 12:11 
    52 Weeks of gratitude: Week 17
    Before the New Year I was in search of new beginnings, tired of days, weeks even months going by and my days full without any progress towards my goals. By deciding to step into 2018 with...

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  • April 8, 2018
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    "And suddenly you just know its time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." 
    52 Weeks of gratitude: Week 14
    I am on a quest of new beginnings, to uncover possibility, engage in promise, and explore God and my relationship with Him. This awareness caused a shift, lifting the veil of hooded doubt, revealing how I need Him, and how He welcomes me at this point in my journey.
    No...

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  • April 1, 2018
    "Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is reached."~ Swami Vivekananda 
    52 Weeks of gratitude: Week 13
    Every morning I wake early and follow a routine of rituals created by me, for me, no exceptions, and, no excuses…
    And today marks my 100-day streak of meditation. Which also coincides with the meditation app Calm’s “International calm day.” Where today the app is unlocked and free.
    The...

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  • March 25, 2018
    Mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. 
    52 Weeks of gratitude: Week 12
    Making positive decisions that affect my well being became my mindfulness mantra for 2018. Ready to step into the New Year with specific goals for my body,...

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September 18, 2018
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September 1, 2018
Queen Anne's lace
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Tiny steps
July 13, 2018
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