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Self Care

Who doesn't need a hug once in a while from a soft, squishy teddy bear? When life gets to be a little bit too much how do you deal?  When the atrocities of the world all get to be a little bit too heavy how do we reconcile that with our sense of gratitude? I… Continue reading Self Care

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Christmas 2018

I woke up this morning with John Lennon's Christmas Song in my head.  "So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun." It's hard to wake up on December 25th and not think of all the Christmas' spent when the ex and I were married, as we… Continue reading Christmas 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving, Y'all!  For those of you outside the US, Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates gratitude, family and time together.  It's a moment for us to acknowledge what we're grateful for and try not to talk too much politics or religion at the dinner table.  It's universally considered a successful holiday if no one… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

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Perspective

I was walking past my Blessings Jar recently and noticed it's getting pretty full.  That makes me happy.  It makes me happy that I have so many blessings in my life that need documenting, and it also makes me happy that I'm at a place in my life where I see the blessings and am… Continue reading Perspective

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Thrive where you are planted

Often over the past two years I sometimes found myself questioning why things went down the way they did. I have had times of quietly (sometimes not so quietly) demanding why God/The Universe/The Creator dumped a steaming pile of shit in my lap that I was solely in charge of cleaning up. Why suddenly at… Continue reading Thrive where you are planted

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Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

I'm a person who gets stressed and depressed about things before they happen.  I think I anticipate the way I'm going to feel on a certain milestone or date and get all my emotional processing done ahead of time.  Over achiever? Yeah, pretty much. I've been a little stressed and sad this week because today… Continue reading Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

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The Sweeter Things

It's the night before Thanksgiving and as is customary in American Households, most of us are beginning the cooking or prepping process for the big food show tomorrow. I'm so fortunate this year, as my sister and her wonderful husband are preparing the entire Turkey Day meal and the rest of us shlums just have… Continue reading The Sweeter Things

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This too shall pass

Anger turned inward becomes depression. I've been a little crabby lately.  (See what I did there?) No, really.  I'm dealing with some depression and sadness as I round out this last week of the first year of divorce.  I'm big on dates.  Like, it's not normal.  I remember dates like a calendar.  For example, yesterday… Continue reading This too shall pass

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Stillness

There is something in the air.  Maybe it's the change of seasons - I love Fall, or maybe it's something else, but I feel it.  I feel like this time next year, I will look back on this post and think 'Oh yes, that was the beginning of...(insert thing here)'.  I like it. It feels like quiet… Continue reading Stillness

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Sleepless in Texas

  It's true, Friday night's sleeplessness was peppered with Facebook posts, YouTube videos, trying to read on my Kindle, downloading meditation or hypnosis apps trying to help myself get some Z's Sleep.  Sleep has been elusive as of late.  I've never been one to have trouble sleeping.  I could fall asleep, get woken up by… Continue reading Sleepless in Texas