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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More Appreciation

I don’t know about you, but I can take so much for granted. I have the tendency to “sleepwalk” through life and not really notice all the blessings I experience IN EVERY MOMENT. It’s funny that oftentimes it takes me losing...

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How to Weather Stormy Moods

This year, winter is going out with a bang for us with yet another blizzard. So far, there’s more than a foot of the fresh white stuff and it’s still coming down. Schools are cancelled. Roads are closed. We are even prepared for...

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How to Weather Stormy Moods

This year, winter is going out with a bang for us with yet another blizzard. So far, there’s more than a foot of the fresh white stuff and it’s still coming down. Schools are cancelled. Roads are closed. We are even prepared for...

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Hummingbird Moments

Several days ago, I chatted with a friend of mine. He told me what a friend of his told him that really stuck with him, and I wanted to share it with you.

This friend of his told him about “Hummingbird Moments”.

Hummingbirds are...

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Two Types of Forgiveness

Last week, we talked about the three different levels of apology. It is only fitting that this week we talk about forgiveness. 

Forgiveness is hard, there’s no doubt about it. The way I see it, there are two different kinds of...

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