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Embrace the Pause

Embrace the Pause

Life as we know it has paused.  Depending on where you live, restrictions can vary, but the one constant is that we are all limited in our daily lives.  For some of us, that is where and how (if you’re lucky enough to still have a job) we work.  For parents of school age children,… Continue >>>

Walking Away from Covid

Walking Away from Covid

At this point, I am more than tired of the whole covid 19 situation. I have run through many thoughts and feelings over the past few months. I have been enormously sad at the suffering and loss of life many families are experiencing. I am grateful that I am retired and don’t have to navigate… Continue >>>

Let Yourself Rest

Let Yourself Rest

by Jeff Foster If you don’t feel like starting a new project, don’t. If you don’t feel the urge to make something new, just rest in the beauty of the old, the familiar, the known. If you don’t feel like talking, stay silent. If you’re fed up with the news, turn it off. If you… Continue >>>

Together

Together

In this time of physical isolation and social distancing, it is easy to feel alone.  We have to remember that the distance is meant to be physical, not social.  Human beings are wired to need to connect with others.   We need interaction with people to fill our lives. Even though times are challenging, “We don’t… Continue >>>

Pandemic Failure

Pandemic Failure

I have a confession to make.  As much as I would like to be a rock star in this pandemic, I’m more like a karaoke failure.  I have made the lists and goals of all that should and could be accomplished with this pause in the world as we know it.  The crumpled papers mock… Continue >>>

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

“When you are robbed of the ordinary, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.” I was listening to a podcast today by Mitch Ablom from ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ called Tuesday People.  It’s kind of like comfort food for the soul.  Mitch was talking about the perfect day, and he referenced what Morrie had told him about what he… Continue >>>

Lessons from a Pandemic

Lessons from a Pandemic

  I’ve found my anxiety rising along with the rest of the country as the pandemic has taken hold in the United States.  I don’t usually consider myself an overreactive person, but I have found myself in long lines at Costco searching for toilet paper with the rest of the country.  I have stuffed my… Continue >>>

Midlife Rebellion

Midlife Rebellion

I was too young for the cultural rebellion of the 60’s, but I’ve decided I’m at the perfect age for a personal rebellion in my 6th decade. I have spent the better part of my adulthood in search of perfection-or at least betterment of my physical, emotional and spiritual self. I have embraced the self… Continue >>>

Newsletter Jan. 2020

Newsletter Jan. 2020

Hi, all- The heavy rains over Christmas left everything looking clean and sparkly over the holidays.  The air smelled fresh, and the world glistened with tiny raindrops.  As I admired the familiar landscape outside my home that suddenly looked new, I was struck with how a tiny shift in perspective can change how we see… Continue >>>

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