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Update on where I stand: art, parenting, and mindset

HUGE thank yous to each of you for your loving comments and support. I have printed each one out and have them posted nearby where I can always see them for motivation. It feels so validating when people mention to … Continue reading

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How do we live in the present moment if we can’t let go of the past?

Looking at loss through a Jewish lens   Stress is caused by wanting the present moment to be different from what it is. Go ahead, read that sentence again.  I’ll wait. We wish someone weren’t ill, the traffic would move … Continue reading

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An uphill climb: allowing space for grief

“I’ve never seen anyone in a situation like this handle it as positively as you are.” “Ask Naomi, she’s in charge.” “How did you get all this done so quickly?” My friends, even those with the most positive, look-for-the-silver-lining, don’t-sweat-the-small-stuff-type … Continue reading

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Full hands, whole heart: a retelling of my storm experience

The woman beside me at the nail salon heard me answer the manicurist’s question about our house and began asking me about our situation and also sharing other people’s stories.  I didn’t realize at the time that there were a … Continue reading

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Pool project #3: landscaping and the end result

Almost done… the front yard was barren after all the construction thoughtlessness.  At our own expense, we replanted a great deal of grass. We added a fence to the side of our house in order to extend the area in … Continue reading

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Garage project #3: last steps and finished product

Catch up on Post #1 (demo) and #2 (foundation and framing) By December, we were happy to see progress.  Some days were busy, others nobody arrived to work.  There was a general lack of communication we found very frustrating.  One … Continue reading

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