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  • 12 Ways to Practice Gratitude

    Last week’s blog post, Gratitude Gone Wrong, addressed how sometimes gratitude is misused to deflect or minimize other emotions and to avoid dealing with difficult situations.  This week, let’s shift gears to explore how we can practice gratitude in better ways. Gratitude isn’t… Read More ›

  • Gratitude Gone Wrong

    One of the reasons I love November is that it is a month dedicated to gratitude.  As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we spend the days and weeks leading up to it giving thanks for what we… Read More ›

  • Treat Yourself

    Tomorrow night, some children wearing costumes, ranging from scary to sweet, will scatter across neighborhoods around the country in search of Halloween candy.  I remember waiting for dusk to arrive to set out on my own candy quest when I was… Read More ›

  • The World is a Better Place with You in It

    I recently received the above card from Corey Lockhart.  Corey is an amazingly talented, compassionate, and creative soul who touches others with her art and her words.  Her Cards for Remembering have been part of my morning ritual for several years, and I hold… Read More ›

  • Seven Year Cancerversary

    Seven years ago today, I received the call saying that I had breast cancer.  In some ways, that day seems like a lifetime ago, as so much has changed since then.  In other ways, it seems like it was very recent, and… Read More ›

  • Six Ways to Slow Down, Way Down

    Sunday is set aside as a day of rest.  Or at least, it is supposed to be.  Sometimes, Sunday is used to catch up on things left undone from the previous week and/or to prepare for the upcoming week.  It also is a… Read More ›

  • Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

    Lately, I have been saying aloud, to myself, to my husband, to my cats and to anyone else who might be within earshot, this simple phrase.   I am so happy. This statement pops into my head and out of my mouth, both… Read More ›

  • Primed

    While I definitely am not exactly handy around the house and do not have a flair for decorating, I do enjoy the process of transforming a house into a home.  When I moved into this house five years ago, my daughters… Read More ›

  • The Magic of Music

    In November 2019, I first heard about a mysterious virus in Wuhan, China.  While I felt empathy and concern for those who were impacted by it, I did not give it much thought.  At least, I didn’t, at first. At the start… Read More ›