Why Start A Gratitude Journal

It’s that mystical week in-between the holiday season and New Year’s. Typically, I spend this sleepy time outlining my goals for the next year. This year though, I have something new to do. This year, I’m reading through my gratitude journal. And while I’m not yet done, I’m already in awe. If you need a new or simply an additional […]

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Checking In Within…Mac the Bulldog Teacher

I have a dog named Mac. He’s a bulldog, a breed said to be opinionated and bull-headed. I can see clearly now that (unknowingly-at-the-time) I chose him because I needed a lesson, a teacher if you will, in learning how to deal with myself (because I’m also bull-headed). Mac has indeed taught me lots – from how to tune out […]

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The Trick to Forgiveness

What do you do when good people, or evens strangers, do things that hurt? Are you quick to anger? Do you take it personally and react with anger and possibly defend? Or perhaps you fall into self pity and wonder why me? I am guilty of all of the above. But like a recovering addict, I am mindful of my […]

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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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