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Your message DOES matter…. developing the courage and belief to “speak it”

We’ve all learned so much through the ups and downs of our lives…. we’ve  learned how joyful and happy we can feel…. and how sad, or perhaps frustrated, we can also feel… And so to pass along strategies and ideas … Continue reading

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Uh oh….a wandering mind…. “DGT”….Don’t Go There…. encouraging positive thinking, limiting less postive

Do you ever do some “mind wandering…….” sometimes called “thinking”…. and get caught up in thinking about something unproductive…? that perhaps leads to unpleasant feelings…? that maybe isn’t helpful….? and that feels like it’s  not going in a positive direction…? … Continue reading

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Sisters….

So many of you responded so warmly to the previous post, “Sisters, sisters take my hand,” the special poem written by my Aunt Okie for her sister Kay….and so I extend a short update… Esther, 97, the oldest sister, (center … Continue reading

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The time to be happy is now….if not now, then when?

~ I made a page similar to this one a few years ago…and in December….and have spent several years “practicing”  keeping this very important idea in mind…. “right now is the time that we have….right in this very moment….” ~ … Continue reading

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Persistence is good….

Ahhh…the broken lamp…and my attempts to fix it… I really like this lamp; it’s an inexpensive “dorm” lamp from Target….I’ve had it for a number of years and really like the light that it gives off…and there were “memories” tied … Continue reading

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“Wide open spaces…to find a dream and a life of their own….”

A very special young woman just moved to her very own, cozy little apartment yesterday…just Starbuck, the kitty,  and her…. seeking their own “wide open spaces”… room to make their own mistakes…. new faces….finding higher stakes… a new stage in … Continue reading

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I’m in the mood to be ______, ….hey, how about you?

There’s a children’s song by Raffi….”I’m in the mood for singing” that has a catchy tune and makes a good point… and maybe for each one of us to be willing to access that joyful child that is waiting inside … Continue reading

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