Apr 29, 2017


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I gave a talk this morning at CoDA (Codependents Anonymous).  It was fun to revisit all the ways we can get trapped into trying to take care of things for which we are not responsible.  Caregiving is a pitfall for codependence -- where we focus so much on the person for whom we are providing care, that we neglect our own self care.  I want to thank my daughter for helping me see how much I had fallen into that abyss.  Be careful, fellow caregivers, to meet your owns needs.

Apr 25, 2017

Winter Storm

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As crazy as it sounds, we are in the midst of a winter storm.  Snow falling upon the tulips, apple blossoms, and daffodils.  A day for creating where it is warm and dry.

Apr 24, 2017

Choosing Our Response

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"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou

How true.  Challenges happen to each and every one of us.  We either become better people by dealing with the challenge and learning what is ours to learn, or we become bitter and angry.  It is our choice.  What do you choose?

Apr 23, 2017

New Beginnings

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Does spring remind you of new beginnings?  It does me.  Yesterday I attended the March for Science with a delightful group of friends.  Beautiful day.  Beautiful cause -- standing up for actual facts and our Mother Earth.  What is a new beginning for you?

Apr 17, 2017

Wonder at Life

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"How do I regain my wonder at being alive?" Mark Nepo

Do you feel that sometimes things seem humdrum?  I do, and I think it is a part of the human experience.  I once heard Joseph Campbell say life is mostly ordinary, interspersed with some highs and some lows.  Perhaps we can choose to be glad that it is mostly ordinary, and, yet, we can still strive for more wonder.  Just for the fact we are here now.  What a wonderful thing.

Apr 12, 2017


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There has been news recently from Japan about the benefits of "forest bathing".  This is not jogging or even traditional hiking, but walking mindfully among trees.  Research indicates there are tremendous benefits from this practice.  Can you get out among trees today?

Apr 10, 2017


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"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive.  Forgive everybody." Maya Angelou

I have found this to be very true.  We do not forgive for the other person, as much as we forgive for ourselves -- to set ourselves free.  Who might you forgive today?