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The quiet, part 2

The quiet seems to have hit a chord. There was a time when quiet was alive and well. There was a time when quiet was better understood. Appreciated. Respected. Cherished. Now it seems that it is just that place you have to get through to arrive at the “important, good stuff” .. Nothing could be […]

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The beach, a new day and a promise

What is it about a new year that gives us hope? I mean, it is just another day on the flipping of pages on a calendar and yet we pause. We celebrate. We pray. We reflect. We dream. We resolve. We believe. It is our craving to find a better way. An answer to a […]

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This year…find time to live

As we get ready for the new year I got thinking about how to really make this coming year more than the previous ones. It comes down to time and how we spend it. We always seem to find time for funerals, illnesses, sick days, bad news and so many negative moments. How about reframing […]

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Leaving it on the table

The question was asked innocently enough. In fact, it was almost said so matter of factly that you sensed that the answer was a given. But as each person began to answer it it was clear that it was anything but a given. I  wonder how you  would have answered the question. Or , after […]

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The sparkle in the eye

The best we can do is honesty try our best. No one can really ask more than that. With good intentions, without any other agenda than the noble effort, that is all that can be expected of anyone.  Yet, so often we see the opposite of that. Odd. Find your truth. Uncover your voice. Let […]

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The glue that connects the pieces

As we gathered for the memorial service for a friend who left us too soon, many friends spoke of what they felt they lost with this loss. All were heart felt and moving. Each told a personal story of the connection and the meaning of her life. Of all the wonderful thoughts expressed two things […]

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The now has arrived

I couldn’t help myself. I couldn’t stop smiling. The packing was done. The movers had moved. The flight to and from was over.  And here we were…thanksgiving at Crossfit . The sweat was pouring down. What exactly is 57 jumping rope times 5 plus everything else. It felt so good to get the stress and […]

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Entering the unwritten world

First, you have to believe. It starts with that. Then, you have to envision it. But belief and envisioning just goes so far. In the end, it requires action. Being and doing go hand in hand. How often do we just hear the chatter. The complaining. The what ifs. But there is no commitment to […]

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Embracing uncertainty

So the boxes are boxed. The sale is done. The friends are dropping by and we are giving them memories to take with them. The charities are coming over the next few days to take items. The movers drop by tomorrow. As each person walked through our home they commented on the warmth and good […]

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The hidden place

I remember the day we first saw her. She needed a lot of work. She was neglected. She needed attention and some family to really care for her. The kids were little then. She was so big and had all kinds of hiding places. We got Cheyenne then. This sweet golden retriever slowly took over […]

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