ENOUGH means something different to everyone

Have you ever seen A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens? Bob Cratchit works for Ebenezer Scrooge. He is optimistic and loyal to Scrooge. He has a large family with one of his children having cerebral palsy. They are poor and struggle to make ends meet but they are happy. They appear to not have enough…

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Halting the expectation pattern

Growing and learning about ourselves is how we evolve and ultimately heal as humans.   Personally, I haven’t always been open to looking at my patterns and my reactions/ my “stuff”.  However, I have realized it’s always the tough stuff that I don’t want to look at that is ALWAYS what holds me back the…

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What is your intention?

I am simply sharing a story. Not my story but someone I know. Let’s call her Cindy.  Cindy is now in her 40’s. Life has not always been easy, in fact, there have been times that life has been extremely difficult. She understands many of her hardships were due to poor decisions, like abusive relationships,…

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If not now, when?

This is the week of Thanksgiving! My personal favorite holiday! The topic of this blog and the timing may seem off, but as you read along, think about who you are thankful for and how you can let them know that they matter to you and how much you appreciate them, before the chance is…

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All Aboard for the Holidays?

The holidays are upon us. It happens the same time every year and each year I feel it surprises me. Maybe that’s age talking!? What do the holidays mean to you? Are they filled with fun times with children, grandchildren and family? Or busy days shopping, endless celebrations and mindless eating? Maybe they are lonely…

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Live like you are dying

Each day, I draw one day closer to death. This has been happening since the day I was born. This is the thing – I was born and I will die and what I will do in between these two dates is the life I choose. Some may look at my life and say I…

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Learning a lesson

When children are young we want them to learn their lesson. When they fall down the stairs hopefully they learn how to navigate them safely. When they burn their hand on something hot hopefully they learn what hot means and not to touch it again. When they are biting people, maybe someone needs to bite…

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Need some motivation?

The weather is changing.  Leaves are turning, days are shorter, temperatures are dropping and so is my motivation.  I’m not sure if it is the adjustment to cold or lack of vitamin D that prompts it, but I notice it each fall.  I feel less productive, move slower and am hesitant to say yes to…

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Shame

Shame. It’s a word that we don’t talk about very much, but it is important to identify it, understand what it feels like to you, and how it affects you. There are many emotions that are attached to shame, so oftentimes when we are feeling angry or anxious during a particular situation, it could be…

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YOU’RE GROUNDED

Two words your children never want to hear you say, “You’re grounded.” However, to my teenager, who is a freshman in college, he knows exactly what that truly means to him.  When we are busy doing stuff and going, going, going for a long time….our bodies and mind can’t settle well.  I saw this all…

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