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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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  • April 17, 2022
     
     
     
    Week 16: Time in nature 
    Through the years, during many phases of grief and sadness, the most common piece of advice I was given was to spend more time in nature. Getting outdoors, seemed like such a simple request, and an easy distraction for the mind. So simple, it almost felt patronizing. But using that guidance taught me how the outdoors could shift both my mood and attitude.  
    When...

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  • April 10, 2022
    Every single day is a new day to begin again 
    Week 15: Begin again
    We can always begin again. Every day we are filled with choices, choices that can change the direction of our lives. From the simple changes of no longer using cream in your coffee, to the bigger steps of committing to something new where the possibilities are endless.
    I often write about when I quit smoking, because for me,...

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  • April 3, 2022
    "Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you"  ~John C Maxwell
    April - Choices 
    Week 14: Lessons from new beginnings
    Why is it that some goals stick and others we need to begin again and again? For some reason I continue starting over with my goals or setting new goals, only to begin again. I am still trying to understand what is it that helps me stay on track sometimes and...

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