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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 >>>

Awaken Your Dreams

Awaken Your Dreams

SOLD OUT! RETREAT DETAILS FOR THIS RETREAT HAVE BEEN CHANGED.  CONTACT DEANNA AT deannabates.newpathways@gmail.com for more information. Are you longing for a day just for you?  A day to put aside your to do list, set aside the voices clamoring for your attention and take some time for yourself? Time to awaken your dreams?  Time… Continue >>>

Another Holiday Season

Another Holiday Season

Hi, all- Here we are in another holiday season.  It’s the time of the year for me when the days speed up and the to do list seems to lengthen by the minute.  Even though I don’t have young children in the household, this season always seems to be filled with more “shoulds” than “would… Continue >>>

I Worried

I Worried

  Worrying is part of my nature.  Some part of me feels that if I worry enough, I can stop bad things from happening to myself or people I love.  This is such wrong thinking on my part.  All worrying does is stop me from living my best life.  If I am focused on the… Continue >>>

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful this weekend was.  I am leaving here feeling renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated.  I feel that I have been given a new lens to look through, and I feel inspired to get started on making my dreams a reality beginning with the promises I made to myself.  Like my Dove chocolate asked me, “What are you waiting for?” (Angie)

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