Category Archives: Embracing life

Adversity

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The Way You Think About Yourself

“You can’t hate your way into loving yourself” is a line I came across recently. It stopped me in my tracks because I tried that.. a lot. Boy, did I! My self-loathing was long, pervasive and strong. Too much about … Continue reading

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In Harmony

Love can’t be seen, only felt. Trust can’t be proven, only shown. Hope can’t be located, only permitted. Happiness can’t be found, only consented to. Joy can’t be owned, only allowed. Contentment can’t be captured, only grown. Gladness, gratitude, cheerfulness, … Continue reading

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More Of What You Think

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

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Finally Found It

I am responsible for the growth and maintenance of mindfulness in my own life. Each day is an opportunity for me to discover deeper truths about myself. Every moment is an invitation for me to grant others the space they … Continue reading

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Perspective Is Your Choice

Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse, who worked exclusively with the terminally ill wrote a book titled “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing Regrets of the Dying”. For many years she was … Continue reading

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Better To Have Lived in Truth

There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind – graduating, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There’s the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expectations. … Continue reading

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Teaching Me How

There are few things like watching a child grow up to remind one of how fast time marches by. My “boy” is in his early 30’s now and it seems like only a few years ago he was eight and … Continue reading

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From the Inside, Out

When was the last time you heard a man describe a woman with an adjective that isn’t dripping in sexual innuendos and defaming premises? When was the last time you heard a man describe a woman by something that compliments … Continue reading

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In the Silence of My Soul

It’s late morning. The house is quiet. I slept very late because sleep began early this morning, not last night. My partner is still sleeping. She has not yet fully adapted back to a regular day and night schedule after … Continue reading

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