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May 22, 2017

This next blog in the alphabet series is for the letter C. I chose cultivation, but another close choice was consistency. After writing this blog it became clear to me they are closely related. In order for anything we care for to grow, be it a child, animal, plant, ar...

April 26, 2017

As I begin to move down the alphabet in this blog series to the letter B, the joy of breath speaks to me. The breath is our life force. Without it we cannot live. It is also one of those things to which most people don’t give a great deal of thought, much like blinking...

April 18, 2017

One of the writers’ groups I’m in offered a challenge to blog articles about topics in order of the alphabet. I had some trouble getting started so I didn’t participate. I had convinced myself I had lots of other things going on and that I didn’t have time.

While t...

January 28, 2017

Smiling is an easy and inexpensive way to improve our health and wellness. Smiling is more than just an involuntary response to happiness or laughter. It’s also a mindful and powerful choice.

The choice to smile is a good one! Our brains naturally think in negative term...

January 21, 2017

I am not talking about hurtful words from verbal abuse. There is no joy in abuse. Ever. Those situations call for support and intervention.

The hurtful words I’m talking about are those from a conversation gone wrong. There’s a bit of truth in every joke, sarcastic comm...

January 2, 2017

Happy New Year! So many possibilities await us as we ring in the new year. A couple of years ago, I began using the phrase of a New Year’s “Realignment” rather than “Resolution” to save myself from the pressure and stress of keeping a resolution that so many accept as...

December 6, 2016

Typically, we don’t stay the same, or in one place in life, for very long. We change. Our surroundings change. Our situation, friends, family, interests and/or feelings change. Even the cells in our bodies change about every seven years all on their own.

“The only const...

November 29, 2016

The holiday season tends to bring up feelings of goodwill toward others and happiness in our hearts. However, it can also evoke feelings of stress, overwhelm, and even sadness for things and loved ones no longer with us. Despite the season of “giving”, many of us exper...

November 16, 2016

The unexpected can throw us for a loop, especially if you are anything like me and enjoy the comfort of routines. It’s easy to think about those unexpected events that hurl a curveball in our direction and throw us off course. Sort of like the curveball(s) that caused...

November 8, 2016

So, I have this filing cabinet at work. There’s one section that I use every day. I have a set of files that have fit nicely for quite a while in an extra deep, reinforced hanging file folder. Until this week.

I noticed that the space between the file folders was gettin...

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