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  • January 17, 2021
    Balance isn't fitting everything in. It's starting with what's important and letting the rest fall as it will ~Erica Layne
    Theme: Balance
    Week: 3
    During this season of quarantine, I finally recognized the difference between having goals and having time. Over the years there have been many goals I could never quite master, and I often justified not reaching them because of a lack of time. But...

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  • January 10, 2021
    Balance is the key to everything. What we do, think, say, eat, feel, they all require awareness and through this awareness we can grow. ~Koi Fresco
    Theme: Balance
    Week: 2
    In the early part of 2020 I started doing yoga and could not believe how much better my body felt. Before I started practicing, I could not remember a time when my right hip did not hurt. Once I decided to try yoga more consistently,...

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  • January 3, 2021
     "Balance means doing enough, not doing it all"
    Theme: Balance
    Week: 1
    During these frigid winter months, the last thing I want to do is head outdoors and run, the bitter cold, too many layers and a chill before you even walk outside are enough to say nope, not today. But somehow, I keep doing it. And with that, I began to notice how the power of my thoughts could help or hinder any plans.
    Our...

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  • January 1, 2021
    A new year and a new list of things to do. What is it about the turn of the calendar that sparks such a flurry of new beginnings? Goals and promises often broken before the months end as we fall back to our old habits.
    But with these goals, these dreams we reach out for, I have discovered change and it doesn't have to begin on the 1st of a month, year or of the week, I quit smoking January 7, 2003....

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  • December 7, 2020
    You were unsure which pain is worse –
    The shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.
    - Remembering Ryan 
    Since losing Ryan twenty-seven years ago, I can still recall, in great detail, the many fragments of my journey through grief. I was understandably a mess. So much so that my father asked our family doctor to prescribe me something mild, a pill to take the edge off from the...

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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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