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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

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I Was Shocked…

…when my friend, sitting across our table in tears, said, “I haven’t had to change anything in twenty five years.  I’m not sure how to do this.” I practiced my hard listening skills.  I nodded.  I embraced every word she […]

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Something I Learned From My Dog

None of us knew that Judah was ailing with a lung cancer.  Everyone that was fortunate enough to know my big black labrador retriever, Judah, just watched and learned. Didn’t matter how far from home we were, didn’t matter if […]

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Words of Grace

Take a moment today to extend a quiet grace to yourself.  Perhaps you have been a little hard on yourself lately.  When your to do list is longer than your day, it’s easy to be critical of your own efforts.  […]

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Are You On Fire?

I’ve said, “If I’m not on fire, it’s not urgent.” I mean it.  And I repeat that to myself on a weekly basis.  It is so easy to get wrapped up into a false sense of immediacy.  Another set of […]

It’s Monday: Just Breathe

When I feel like I have to brace myself for the start of the week…I remind myself of all the folks who don’t have the opportunity of another Monday.  It’s a perspective shifter for me, almost instantly. Just breathe. When […]

What Did You Want to Be/Do When You Grew Up?

What Did YOU Want to be/do When You Grew Up? Anyone in the United States that gets a glimpse of a television or hears snippets of radio or cable audio casts knows that Beyonce is a talented singer.  The more […]

10 Things That Make an AWESOME day

  Regardless of the story that might surround it, when these ten elements are present in large part or in total on any given day – the day can’t help but be awesome.   Enthusiasm  Begin each day as if […]

Your PERSONAL Dow Jones Average

What’s Your PERSONAL “Dow Jones” Average? I remember the arguments with CFO, Gene Rager, as vividly as if they were yesterday.  He posited that labor was the only thing worth anything: of any monetary value whatsoever.  Every attempt I made […]

Bee enCOURAGEd

It takes courage to let go of weighty parts of your past. It takes courage to find your own voice.  It takes COURAGE to reinvent joys. from “Courage Doesn’t Always Roar” by mary anne radmacher

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EFFECTIVENESS - TOWARD THE "EVERYTHING"
Overwhelm kicks in when the "everything" is considered in the context of getting it all done. The penchant for expressing our worth  by how busy we are has woven itself into the fabric of our culture. Our worth as a human begins by virtue  ...

posted 12:34:45pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

I Saw My "Shadow" At The Store
I am often in a hurry.  I try to be mindful as I hurry, but still, it's a hurry-up-and-get-the-next-thing-done kind of hurry. And I have lots of "next things." When that hurry-ness combines with anxiety, or concern, or just plain 'ole  tired ...

posted 6:38:58pm Jun. 03, 2015 | read full post »

The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA
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posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends
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posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LIFE by Susyn Reeve
Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »

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