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Gratitude from A to Z: Loss

I am grateful for loss.

Loss is painful. Loss of an investment, cherished belonging, job, friend or loved one.

At first loss leaves only emptiness. But it provides contrast cultivating appreciation of what is, not what once was. Loss stimulates…

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Transitions are times of great danger. The disruption brought on by transitions leaves us vulnerable and exposed. We may fear what lies beyond the transition. Long held routines are torn away leaving us seemingly stranded in an unfamiliar world. We…

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Brain Calcification

I sometimes feel as if my creative neural pathways are starting to calcify. I have a theory that our brains "calcify" as we age if we are not mindful. Perhaps not in terms of actual calcium deposits, but in that…

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Vacation or Travel

Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and

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Groundhog Day

Sometimes life feels like Groundhog Day. Not the popping up out of a hole looking for your shadow Groundhog Day but the Bill Murray every day just repeats itself plot of Groundhog Day the movie.

It is easy…

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Seeking Discomfort

When we are cold, we put on a sweater. When we are hungry, we eat and when we are thirsty, we drink. We actively seek to minimize or eliminate discomfort in our lives but can value be found within…

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Saturday Song - Seeds of Love

An original song recorded in my childhood home that we are vacating after 55 years of continuous occupancy.  It is difficult to leave but we take with us a lifetime of memories.


Moving Towards Minimalism

It's difficult to let go of things. 

You've probably noticed this if you've ever moved, decluttered or had to deal with decommissioning an estate. Objects and items retain deep emotional attachments even when their functional value has long passed…

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Contemplating Growth and Renewal

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden" 
                                                                                              Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Whether guided by faith or internal desire for change, personal growth and renewal is a worthwhile, lifelong pursuit. There is much to learn from the…

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Endings and Beginnings

It is easy to end something that requires effort. Especially when faced with an indifferent world that values shallow insight, social approval and immediate gratification over deeper analysis, individualism and positive change. It is easier to fill the day with…

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