No More New Year’s Resolutions!

Many people are now looking to the new year and thinking about their resolutions or, perhaps, their theme word for the year. I’m all for changing your life and making your goals happen, but I’m not a believer in new year’s resolutions. There are three good reasons why […]

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When Past and Present Collide

I was quite sad this afternoon and wondered where all this emotion was coming from. I recalled a poem that I read probably 30 years ago, but it called to me so clearly, that I have never forgotten.  I know you thought I cried too long. … It’s […]

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When Someone You Love is Hurting

Some people like to ignore feelings while others like to exploit them. And then you get the people who know their feelings and just want to express them. Yup, they want to talk about them. What do you do when someone is expressing strong emotions that you don’t […]

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When Trust is Broken

How do you repair broken trust? If the issue is big enough, there is no remedy – no second chance. If the relationship is important enough, then a way must be found to restore trust. But how? Normally, I think of this regarding someone who has broken my […]

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Why Don’t I Fit In?

Did you ever feel like you didn’t belong in a group you were a forced member of? A recent conversation with family members reminded me how difficult it was growing up and being so different than the rest of my family. It may not have been obvious on […]

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Bird Signs

I never thought of myself as a bird person until recent years. I’m too nearsighted to see little songbirds, but I enjoy the large birds we see around here. There are migratory waterfowl such as ducks, geese, great blue herons, and white pelicans, and we have raptors here […]

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Wild Messages

Sometimes when we see an animal, it’s just because we live near nature. At other times, it is a message from the Universe. I was present for two messages recently and I wanted to share them. I officiated a wedding in a beautiful, picturesque setting at an exclusive […]

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Walking the Talk

What do you do when someone tells a racial joke or ridicules a vulnerable person? Do you go along to get along? Do you make a big deal out of it and chew out the other person, putting them in their place? What is the right way to […]

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Stasis

The past few months have been pretty hard. I’ve felt like I was in stasis. I didn’t want to move backward, but I couldn’t move forward. I began to question everything in my life. Surely changing something would help? I felt disconnected from myself and from everyone else. […]