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Category Archives: Poetic Ponderings & Quotable Quotes

Together, We’re Stronger

Together, We’re Stronger

I was reminded at a recent retreat of the power and support of having a group of like minded women coming together to share their challenges and wisdom.  You could almost hear an inaudible sigh as women nodded in recognition of the problems and resolutions that were shared. How often do we feel alone and… Continue >>>

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

  I am in a life long struggle as a recovering people pleaser.  I say recovering because I am aware of my tendencies to prioritize the happiness of others over my own.  I use the term “life long struggle” because I recognize my tendencies, but struggle daily with my quest to please everyone else around… Continue >>>

A New Day

A New Day

  “Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”  Emerson Can you… Continue >>>

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 >>>

This was an excellent retreat!  The location was perfect.  It created a warm and cozy ambiance that encouraged fellowship.” (Margarita)

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