My Wish for You, My Single Friend….

I wrote this blog for a friend who was newly single a couple of years ago. 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 […]

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Taking Time to Heal

“Stopping, calming, and resting are preconditions for healing. When animals in the forest are wounded they find a place to lie down and rest completely for many days…. They just rest and get the healing they need.  ~~~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was thinking this morning how cool this life would be if it wasn’t […]

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Building Cathedrals….I See You…..Leaving a Legacy of Love

I’m going to see my parents this week in Louisiana. They head to Red River NM every summer to be campground hosts in the mountains. They love it. There are several other couples that work with them, and it is very social. They work two six-hour days, and they spend the rest of the time […]

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Mid-Week Share: The Importance of Caring for Your Shoes :)

A couple of people contacted me about my blog post yesterday regarding Chasing Numbness. I want to know more about how you stop numbing yourself. I’m struggling. Let me be very clear…..I struggle with the desire to numb. And, sometimes I still numb myself. Last week when I was feeling so down, I ate chocolate. I ate […]

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Emotions and Your Health….Connections that Baffle

I’ve written about my affinity for acupuncture and Chinese Medicine before, and I’m going to talk about it a little more today. So, if you think it’s hogwash or are offended by it, you might want to pass this one by. But, it might be a good opportunity to think about a different concept of […]

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Living: Meditation Books

Yesterday, my December 21 reading in Melody Beattie’s Language of Letting Go was about finding balance. It said that those of us (that would be me) who have been in abusive relationships, struggle with balance in the area of “what is normal”. After getting out of a relationship that is abusive, the pendulum swings to […]

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Living: Sticking it to Me

I’ve shared that I struggled with depression for many years. My depression has actually turned out to be one of my most blessed gifts. I know that may sound weird, but it has forced me to take care of myself, and the fear of it coming back keeps me motivated to continue living a healthy life. […]

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The Gift

I was a blackout drinker. I gave up alcohol in my mid-20s because I was smart enough to realize that my drinking was not normal. But, I had my fill before then. I really can’t recall drinking being fun for me. And, the reality is that I can’t recall most of it. The times I […]

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Let’s get physical…

Fitness is a priority for me. Now…don’t stop reading…haha. Let me tell you my spin on it. Yes, there are all the advantages of weight loss and maintenance and good health, etc. – but, we all know that. I move because it opened up my world. When I was in college, I started running. In […]

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