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Category Archives: Poetic Ponderings & Quotable Quotes

Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

“We lose touch with our wingspan when we hunch.” by Martin Shaw Lately, my husband has been reminding me to stand up straight.  A chronic back condition has caused me to slightly hunch in my posture without realizing it.  I have to remind myself to hold my shoulders back and increase my shoulder span.  This… Continue >>>

Fire

Fire

“You don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.” (by Jay Shetty – Podcast) This phrase stayed with me after a friend sent me a podcast clip.  As a recovering over helper, I often feel compelled to put aside my own needs to attend to the needs of others…often, at my own expense.… Continue >>>

The Secret

The Secret

Years ago, there was a book titled, ‘The Secret’.  The main take away from that book for me was that our thoughts can manifest our reality.  When I saw this sign recently, I was reminded of that concept.  Isn’t it a woman’s go to reaction to focus on what is lacking in her life?  What… Continue >>>

Enough

Enough

  We are so hard on ourselves as women.  We are always trying to be better and do better.  It can be an exhausting battle of beating ourselves up for our shortcomings. What if, just for today, we decided to breathe and decide whatever we do…and whoever we are… is enough? Continue >>>

Thankful

Thankful

In this time of violence and unrest in our country, it can be hard to feel thankful when the news is filled with negative stories full of people suffering.  On days when we are mourning the latest episode of gun violence or a natural disaster, when we see or hear hate directed toward fellow Americans… Continue >>>

I really enjoyed the weekend and getting to know me again.  I have realized it’s okay to put myself first!” (Gina)

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