Gratitude and Generosity

I am on an email list. Every day, I receive an email from Father Richard Rohr. He has so much good stuff to say and he sometimes shares some stuff from other authors, speakers, and thought-leaders. This email really struck a cord in...

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Your Soundtrack to Life

Have you ever watched a scary or suspenseful part in a movie while the tv is muted? The experience is very different; it is not scary or suspenseful at all. The scene can actually become rather humorous.

The film industry knows that background...

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Half-Hearted Living

I don’t know about you, but I have some rules for myself. These rules are actually more like guidelines that I have set for myself to better myself. They include not eating past 8:00pm, no watching movies during the week, and...

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Your Training Ground

My puppy, Toby, is almost 6 months old. He’s got a lot of energy and likes to run very fast.

But he also has a few things to learn. He’s still jumping up on people when he’s excited, digging holes in my parents’ flower bed...

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Present Over Perfect

Struggle with perfectionism? You are not alone; I do, too.

It can be difficult be ok with ‘what is’.

Father Richard Rohr emails a daily meditation to his subscribers. He sometimes features other authors/philosophers/etc in his work. I...

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True Empathy

We all live unique lives. No one ever has and no one ever will live the same life I am living. No two people will go through the same situations, with the same people, in the same circumstances.

I don’t really know what it’s like to...

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The Healing Layer

It’s been a rough couple months for me and my husband.

That’s why I wasn’t terribly excited to go to the family reunion this weekend. I didn’t really know how to respond to the typical, “Hi, how are you?”

I knew...

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It's Complicated

The world is a complicated place.

Well, it isn’t really, but we sure can make it into a complicated place.

There are complicated relationships. Some people have complicated pasts. Most people have been involved in a complicated situation....

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Changing Opinions

Some of you know this about me, but I grew up on a farm. My family has always had a dog. I can remember 3 dogs from my time on the farm. All three of them were Norwegian Elkhounds. All of them named Duke - Duke I, Duke II, …and you guessed...

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More Gossip

I know that I gossip. So, I have consciously tried to stop talking about other people altogether. But it turns out, that really doesn’t have to be the goal! (Thank goodness, because I don’t know what else I would talk about. LOL.)

The...

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