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Summertime reading: July

Before we dive into all the books I’ve been reading, and boy have I been immersed in some good ones, I’d like to let you know that I’ll be taking a blogging break for the month of August.  I’ve got … Continue reading

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The politics of fear and a call for transformation

Picking a leader for our country is obviously not a simple process, but the fact that our choices narrowed down to someone many do not trust on one hand and a mercurial misogynist in love with fame and capitalism on the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: how to set down a long-carried burden

“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.” ~ Cheryl Strayed Do you carry around an exaggerated sense of responsibility and self-judgment for something that happened long ago?  Is there something in the back … Continue reading

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In the thick of it

“I’m sorry for yelling at Mommy and Daddy.” “I’m sorry for having a messy room sometimes and leaving my things around the house.” “I’m going to help the quiet girl in my class.” As I mentioned in Monday’s post, we … Continue reading

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Living our values

“It’s one thing to know that you’re a loving person.  It’s quite another to express it.“  I found this quotation written on a scrap of paper on the mess that is my desk.  I am pretty sure it came from Neale Donald … Continue reading

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Less is more

As a follow-up to last week’s Lighten Up post about decluttering, I want to report that I’ve already had some major successes.  First of all, thank you all for your comments.  Many of us are on the same path, which … Continue reading

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