Countdown

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With less than a week to go, my start date of February 21, 2015 is starting to feel pretty real. And the panic is starting well up. I have much to get ready… Continue reading

Passionate Affair

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“In this restaurant,” says Madame, “cuisine is not an old, tired marriage, it is a passionate affair of the heart.” Madame Mallory is played by Helen Mirren, in the 2014 movie, “The Hundred… Continue reading

Business Class on Air Canada

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I have been fortunate enough to fly in business class on various occasions. It is not, however, a confirmed event. I get in, almost by chance. Sometimes, I work hard to stack the… Continue reading

The Stages of Change

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“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” -Reinhold Niebuhr Dr. James Prochaska of… Continue reading

Art Journal Therapy

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That is what my husband calls it. I have a different view of all 3 words – art – journal – therapy. I don’t see how spreading materials all over the tables, floor… Continue reading

Delayed

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My BFF’S challenged me to write a post on this blog that was not based upon a situation which started out good. Could I take a not so happy experience and turn it… Continue reading

Forgiveness

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This morning I practiced a guided meditation called “forgiveness” lead by Tara Brach. 11 minutes is something I can do. Thirty is too long. I’ll get there someday. At the end of the… Continue reading

Rookie mistake

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After all the miles I have travelled, after the hours spent in airport line ups and most particularly the security clearance area, it is amazing to me what happened in Phoenix this week.… Continue reading

Treasures going home

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It was an overcast day today. That was the forecast all week, so it was not a surprise. We did the last of the shopping, some packing, ate a late lunch and generally… Continue reading

Learning from The 100 Year Old Man

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I’ve carried this book with me on so many trips over the past year, yet never started it. Both my husband and son read it, enjoyed it and assured me I would as… Continue reading

Flight no. 2015

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My Dad sent an email version of this to me and I had to share it. I’ve taken so many flights over the past 20 years and never once had this message. But,… Continue reading

Filling my cup

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Years ago I was sitting with a dear friend on vacation and she was talking about her work. She mentioned an annual conference with great anticipation. She described it as a time when… Continue reading

Word of 2015 BRAVE

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It is just before 6pm on December 31st and I’ve about finished my goals for next year. My little family of 4 is nicely tucked away in a small town in the Southern… Continue reading

2014 Annual Review

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I am inspired by Chris Guillebeau. He shared a deeply personal annual review on his blog, The Art of Non-Conformity. Problem for me is a lack of process. I can see from Chris’s post that he… Continue reading

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