Monthly Archives: January 2014

Watering our spirits…sources of aliveness and beauty… Nurturing Thursday

My own spirit seems to have run a bit dry recently…. So…. opening up to metaphorical ideas… understanding the importance of “water”for the spirit… as essential as water is for this beautiful hydrangea… a beautiful plant that usually stands strong, … Continue reading

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Little drops of water, little grains of sand…little deeds of kindness, little words of love…

~ ~ ~ ~ My mother used to recite this little poem to us, when we were little… a special sentiment… encouraging and nurturing kindness, generosity and love, reminding us to nurture ourselves and others as we all travel through … Continue reading

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“Wishing you a relaxing and productive day, full of happiness and a peaceful and stable mind”

~ ~ ~ ~ This is a kind wish that I received from a friend a few years ago… a wish that’s now hanging as a “suncatcher” hanging on several windows in our home…. lighting up a special “wish…” wishing … Continue reading

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Another “Starbuck Moment” …. the kitty meets the new lion

“A Starbuck Moment” ~ ~ Starbuck, the kitty, (named after the Battlestar Galactic character) receives a smiling greeting from the new lion in their home ~ “Starbuck” Kathy’s daughter’s kitty, wandered into Julie’s life a few years ago, still deeply … Continue reading

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No matter what, every single being on earth matters….yourself included

~ ~ ~   ~   No matter what, every single being on earth matters….yourself included ~   ~   ~ ~   ~ You matter…. we matter…. no matter what each and every one of us matters ~   … Continue reading

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“Better to do something imperfectly, than…..”

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Better to do something imperfectly, than to do nothing flawlessly” Robert Schuller ~ ~ Whoa…the ideas in that quote sure resonate! Sometimes I have a tendency to do “nothing” sooooooo perfectly… That’s a … Continue reading

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“target” = how to offer an effective apology???

~ Ahhh…. apologies…an ongoing challenge in any relationship….mistakes are made, feelings are hurt, complications result… How can we learn to offer sincere, effective apologies? What kinds of apologies do we wish we would receive from others? ~ ~ How to … Continue reading

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