The Problem with Death

I just got back in town after attending the funeral of someone who was dearly loved and who died suddenly, unexpectedly, at the young age of 47. He leaves behind two children and his wife of 21 years, my college roommate. The collective sadness at the varied gatherings was nearly crippling. The pit in my stomach still remains. We lost […]

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What’s the Lesson to Learn Here?

A friend recently asked what my blog was about. “Not getting what you want” was my answer. Hah! How depressing?! My intent was not to write about how to sustain belief in the face of disappointment. But yet, that’s what I’ve been writing about. So I suppose that’s the lesson I’ve been needing to learn. When we struggle, with mindfulness […]

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And Then You Rise

My prior post wasn’t so perky. It was raw and real, and also healing. When you allow yourself to feel, you allow yourself to heal. Feeling leads to healing. And today, Tuesday, I feel light, and bright, fresh and full. I could write more, but this feels right. πŸ™‚ With loving gratitudes,

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How To Accept Disappointment

It’s a Sunday, the one before Thanksgiving, and I find myself in my office. Sad. Teary. Alone. The boys are at the movies. My daughter is playing with a friend. And here I am. I want to be reading a book in a bubble bath, but the time feels like it should be spent on reflecting. On looking back at […]

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Why Do We Give?

Does doing random (as in to a stranger) or personal (to someone you know) acts of kindness really accomplish anything? Could doing something as seemingly immaterial as paying $2.50 for a stranger’s cup of coffee possibly have a meaningful impact on their day? After paying it forward for now 50 consecutive days, I can tell you I honestly don’t know. […]

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The Purpose, Power, (and Pain) of Psychics…

I’ve got a secret, one that some would say is dirty or even embarrassing. I love going to see psychics. Yes in part, I go for entertainment just to see if there’s a modicum of truth to their intel. But I also have a psychic that I’ve consulted with for over 17 years, aptly named Majesty (pictured here). WHY do […]

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How To Love When You Don’t Agree…

My husband is a realist. I’m a dreamer. And somehow we meet in the middle and enjoy the journey together. It’s a logical question to ask. How do you knowingly, willingly choose to share your life with someone who doesn’t share the same belief system that guides you? How do you stay happily married if one partner’s perspective is that […]

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Pre-Game 4 Pep Talk to the Washington Nationals

I’m not a coach. I’ve never been on a team. In fact, as a kid I didn’t play sports, unless cheerleading and ballet count. But if I were coaching a team, like say, the Washington Nationals who need to win tonight’s Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs or else their post-season is over, I know what I’d say. Mere Desire […]

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The Art of Listening…

I’ve been on this Pay It Forward kick for the last few weeks. I’ve paid for strangers coffee, sandwiches, paper towels, a stuffed animal, etc. It’s been interesting to see the responses. Some are thrilled. Some are not interested. Nearly all are confused. Today’s interaction was impressionable. Like with a Monet painting – once you experience one in person, you […]

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