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  • March 19, 2017
    "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." ~Doris Day 
    Gratitude: Week 38 (March 12 - March 18)
    In my attempts to embrace each step of this journey with gratitude I am uncovering how to be present. Transforming the search for the next thing to being in the moment. Resisting the urge to fill the calendar and then seek calm or discover days of quiet to only crave noise.
    "We are so busy watching...

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  • March 12, 2017
    "Gratitude doesn't change the scenery.  It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors."  ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
    Week 37 - (March 5th - 11th)
    Time has a way of softening things. What once was a harsh reality gently dissolves into a lesson, a season of enrichment that blooms when I recognize the catalyst propelling me into my story. What began as an unfair...

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  • March 5, 2017
    "If you want to find happiness, find gratitude." ~Steve Maraboli 
    For the last thirty-six weeks, I have written about gratitude, journaled daily lists and looked at my life with a grateful heart. Throughout that time I have noticed the transformation in how I perceive the world as my once skeptical thoughts become hopeful and the patterns and routines shift and open my soul to the good.
    Gratitude...

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  • February 26, 2017
    "If light is in your heart you will find your way home" ~Rumi 
    Week 35:  (February 19 - February 25)
    Accepting a curious attitude to mindfulness has changed my perspective, although a grievance may still seep in like an open window, I slowly discover the ways to quiet that inner turmoil. Often times just a mindful breath can create enough awareness to shift the direction of my thoughts, awakening...

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  • February 19, 2017
    "The goal of meditation isn't to control your thoughts, it's to stop letting them control you" 
    Week 34 - (February 12 - February 18) 
    With thirty-four weeks of gratitude under my belt, I am ready to explore mindfulness, excavating the available opportunities and craving direction I begin shaping this new routine into my days. Aware of the insight gratitude established I am open to the influence...

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  • February 12, 2017
    "If it does not nourish your soul, get rid of it." 
    Week 33 - (February 5 - February 11) 
    After years of accumulating items which I had deemed necessary at the time, I eventually discovered this baggage generated little joy, an epiphany that trickled in slowly as I recognized how these "things" were an attempt to fill the gaping hole in my heart.
    Unraveling grief is a consuming and emotional...

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  • February 5, 2017
    "Balance, peace and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them." ~Thomas Kinkade 
     Week 32 - (January 29th - February 4th)
    I have always boasted of my love for the winter months. Those quiet days when the snow blankets the landscape and the fireplace and soft covers provide the warmth. But lately, balance does...

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  • January 29, 2017
    "Your always one decision away from a totally different life"
    Week 31 - ( January 22nd - January 28th)
    The circumstances in our lives lead us down some dark roads, a course that creates change propelling us towards a new purpose. Transformation manifested through loss, the shattering of faith and all the other detours are the pieces which have veiled my resolve, but that darkness is also a reminder...

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  • January 22, 2017
     
    "I love the smell of POSSIBILITY in the morning"
    Week 30: (January 15-21)
    Every morning I wake early to write, no exceptions. The alarm; a soothing meditation of its own triggers my day as the tone gently flourishes into a pleasant rhythm prompting my awakening. 
    Moving into the quiet, I write before the clock seizes my day. Filling journals during the peaceful hours of the morning conveys...

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  • January 15, 2017
     
    “Life is a process of becoming. A combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” ~Anais Nin
    Week twenty-nine (January 8-14) 
    Throughout January, there is constant chatter about transforming our lives, with myself included. I thrive when goals are put before me and a strategy is required to achieve...

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