Tag: wisdom

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Time, Distance, and Shielding

When protecting yourself from radiation, experts recommend that you engage three factors: time, distance, and shielding. To reduce exposure to radiation, you can wait to enter a contaminated area (maybe years), put distance between you and the contamination, and shield yourself. Depending upon the type of radiation, the […]

charred tree trunks, burned trees

Living with Regret

Do you have regrets? Are they small or large? About what you’ve done or what you failed to do? It’s a part of life, but how do live with them? How do you make peace with things you can’t change, but wish had been different? I’m witnessing a […]

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Let Us Begin Again in Love

I was not raised in the Jewish tradition, but I can appreciate wisdom and soul-nourishing activities in all spiritual traditions. I’m re-blogging this from The Daily Muse. What a beautiful thought — one that I hope we can all embrace. In honor of Yom Kippur and with love […]

Snowy mountain, Colorado

Meet my new friend: Resilience

What is strength? For those who have been hurt in the past, strength means invulnerability. It means being impervious to harm, protected and safe.  Physical safety is important, particularly for those who have been unsafe in the past. But emotional safety? It’s another word for isolation. I have […]

Colorado, mountains, clouds

I apologize

I didn’t hear many apologies growing up. In west Texas, it wasn’t a popular thing to do. Maybe, like Gibbs on NCIS, the type of people who lived there thought that apologizing was a sign of weakness. Little did I know that apologizing is a total art form, […]

Place of Refuge, offering

Love, Like a Rock

I want to thank someone dear to me for providing such a wonderful example of being a good mother. Her adult daughter was unhappy in her marriage and made some long-lasting choices while leaving that marriage. It ended with a divorce and a new baby by a new […]