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  • January 8, 2017
     
     "In the waves of change we find our true direction" 
    Week twenty-eight: (January 1 - 7) 
    Fourteen years ago on January 7, 2003, I quit smoking, it was my first attempt and I never went back. A collection of small things helped me actualize this goal when difficulties arose. My brother Joe died 9 months after I had quit and another rumble of grief was pulling me under. I knew in order to...

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  • January 1, 2017
    "A year from now you may wish you started today" ~ Karen Lamb
    Week twenty-seven (December 25 - 31)
    Always a fan of goals and intentions, I seek approaches to document my progress with healthy ways to strengthen my mind and body. These assessments implement the arrival for something new, and although it is not always about reaching a goal, creating change is part of our evolution and goal setting...

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  • December 25, 2016
     
    "Find JOY in everything you choose to do."
    Week twenty-six (December 18 - 24) - Half way point
    Hard to believe we are already halfway through the year where this all began at my 52nd birthday ...
    Discovering Joy in everything I choose arrives swiftly, but that arrival has not come without the burden of heartache with memories from the past. The recognition that everything is not always joyful...

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  • December 18, 2016
    2016 brought many magical gifts, from gratitude to thankfulness this year was filled with abundant blessings...
    An amazing year from time with family to reaching many personal goals providing a lot to be grateful for. From my travels across the globe to gatherings with family and friends this year was filled with countless memories, so many, I cannot believe this is the span of one year.
    Here are...

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  • December 18, 2016
    "Once you choose hope, anything's possible" 
    Week twenty-five (December 11- December 17)
    Holding onto hope, an invisible string I gather which guides me through the tangled pieces. Hope is the superhero cape of anticipation and a belief in the future tethered with the gratitude of now. With this combination, my faith matures providing the courage to hold on to all that is before me while recognizing...

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  • December 11, 2016
    "There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in" ~Leonard Cohen
    Week twenty-four (December 4 - 10)
    We all have heartache and there will always be sadness, and even though I have been weighted with grief, I choose to remember the good days of joy and laughter. And while there are many small regrets, the biggest regret is not savoring each moment, staying present and taking it all...

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  • December 4, 2016
    "I will practice gratitude to access joy." ~Brene Brown 
    Week twenty-three (November 27 - December 3)
    This morning the dog excitedly danced before me as I carried the tennis balls from within the house to the outdoors. These balls are his kryptonite and they have assisted us in training him to stay within the boundaries of our yard while his focus is on an opportunity to play.
    I giggle at his...

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  • November 27, 2016
    "Each day I am thankful for - Nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love." 
    Week twenty-two (November 20-26)
     
    Thanksgiving, the time when gratitude is abundant and the first place to truly recognize the gifts in my life as my family gathers together, revealing the hope and laughter that magically slips...

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  • November 20, 2016
    "Well, everyone can master a grief but he that has it." ~William Shakespeare
    Week twenty-one (November 13-19)
    I wanted to share a glass of wine and savor a moment without withdrawing from the world. Empty from disguising the pain and masking the emotions I did not understand, I rustled with the notion that I had never really reconciled the grief in my heart. The weight of loss confined beneath...

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  • November 13, 2016
    "As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John F. Kennedy
    Week Twenty ( November 6 - 12)
    Gratitude does not always arrive assuredly. Often I must burrow through the remains of the day seeking gratitude in a difficult world of confusion as life unravels. Staying grounded when others fall short, shifting from discomfort to...

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