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How Do You Demonstrate Your (Dog) Love?

Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven, right? Dedicated parents believe that cooking for their children contributes to good health and is an act of love. I absolutely agree, but I’d like to talk about our other family members that need homemade food – our dogs! It […]

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The Face of Gratitude

It is so easy to take things for granted. If they come every day, we tend to think they will always be there. It was nice to meet Jackson, who took nothing for granted. He showed us how to live the attitude of gratitude. It all started two […]

white water lilies, lily pads

Shaking Up My Meditation Habit

Meditation has been my crutch and my salvation. It has stilled my world of thoughts and distraction so that I could hear my heart. The value of meditation has been extorted by many for years; I’m not going to rehash that. Let’s talk about what it’s like to […]

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Weirdest Wedding Vow Renewal Ever

A couple of months ago, my husband, four children, pseudo-daughter-in-law, and I were playing The Voting Game.*  We had to vote for the person in the game that fit the card presented for each round. For example, I was voted by all six other players to be someone […]

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A Favorite Mindfulness Tool

I have chosen to be mindful about the way I live my life, and sometimes it’s easy to get carried away and forget just what is important. I’ve found a tool to help me with that, which I’d like to share. When I find a good solution, I […]

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River of Love

The gift of love is very personal, powerful, and transformative and our love has been all those things. My husband and I are in our 20th year of marriage, though, and we can lose the plot now and then when our strong wills take the lead. We always […]

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Everyday Changes to Support Myself

There was one shining week in my adult life where I felt satisfied, fulfilled, and happy. It was unexpected, so I reflected on why it was so exceptional. How could I duplicate it? I had taken a week of vacation from my full-time job in the middle of […]

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A Party for my Snuggle-Buddy

Fourteen years ago, my husband still grieved the loss of the teacup poodle he had before we married. I gave him a red miniature poodle for his birthday, which he named Jazz. So technically, Jazz is my husband’s dog, but we all love him. So much has happened […]