Surrendering to the Process

Thus the whining begins. My sister: And thus begins the long, cold descent into the black void that is winter… Me: LOL. This is NOT winter.  I do have on a long-sleeved shirt this morning, but I anticipate sweating when I come home at noon and maybe changing into a short-sleeved shirt. It’s 59 degrees out […]

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Happy Hump Day: Riding the Roller Coaster

I slept so good last night. I opted out of drinking coffee yesterday. I haven’t had a problem with it lately. Ever since I’ve seriously cut back on sugar, coffee doesn’t seem to bother me. Of course, I mainly drink some in the mornings and maybe one right after lunch, but yesterday I got up […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Super Duper Moon, Fire Ceremonies and Ritual

Tonight is a very special night. The moon will be a blood moon super moon harvest moon! There is a lunar eclipse (the moon passing through the earth’s shadow) on the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, and at the moon’s closest point to the earth. This means it will be a very large, […]

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My Wish for You, My Single Friend…

I have a friend who is newly single. I watched as she navigated her break-up with her significant other. I supported her as she went through the initial stages of grief .. anger .. bargaining .. denial … depression … acceptance. I let her talk … and cry .. and vent … and held her […]

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What is Mine Will Come to Me: No Chasing Required

I was telling a friend yesterday that I had updated my professional blog to make it more of a website. I have plans to build some case studies of work I’ve done and to add some testimonials and/or recommendations from people I’ve worked with. I’m trying to get some freelance writing or instructional design or […]

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Pulling the Threads on a Magical Day

My work friend Hank gave me an invitation to his birthday party in New Orleans about a month ago. It sounded really cool, and I really like Hank, so I thought I’d RSVP and see what the day might bring. I knew nobody else there, so I’d have to put on my social hat and […]

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Tell Me Somethin Good … Woohoo… Tell Me That You Like It

I hadn’t planned on taking a vacation in August. I had decided to wait until fall, my favorite season of the year, to head out and enjoy nature. I had several big projects at work that had just kicked off, and I didn’t think I could pull off anything until mid-September anyway. But, I had […]

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Alone at The Crooked Door with Hunter, Jacob and Sarah Kay

I packed up from Lake Powhatan this morning. My travels today will take me to one of my very favorite mountain meccas, Blowing Rock, NC. One issue with camping, though, is the lack of access to electrical power. If I’m gone for a weekend, it’s usually not difficult to keep my electronics charged, but the […]

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Making My Own Tracks – Being Adventurous

All photos are screenshots from the National Geographic story about the movie “Tracks.” Click here for more. Rob, I really like what you’re doing. I didn’t understand it before, but getting off your butt and actually doing something for yourself is important for all of us. …. It’s important that we leave each other and […]

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Dancing With Fear – Resting in Acceptance

Friday morning I woke up and clicked on FB before heading out to walk Ashok. My friend Gretchen had posted this: I closed Facebook. I knew immediately some shooter had opened fire in some public place. I just didn’t know how many people were killed or whether it was a restaurant, bar, movie theater or […]

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