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Category Archives: Poetic Ponderings & Quotable Quotes

Life is About the Journey

Life is About the Journey

“Life is not just about the view, it’s about the journey” I saw this quote recently and it resonated with me.  It has been an especially busy summer with lots of travel and celebrations.  I have found myself fixated on the end result…the trip arrival, the party, the specific day…and have felt stressed over the… Continue >>>

Why Write?

Why Write?

Over the years, I have had people ask me why I like to write.  As a child I would write short stories and scribble down observations that I wanted to remember.  As an adult, I would find myself writing poems, and eventually essays, about life’s joys and challenges.  I don’t remember a time in my… Continue >>>

Acceptance

Acceptance

The word acceptance has been popping up in my life lately. I read an article that debunked the myth of forgiveness.  The article said that instead of forgiving a wrong, you need to just simply work on acceptance that it happened. Then, just yesterday, my yoga teacher (now, don’t get the wrong impression of me… Continue >>>

Permission to Rest

Permission to Rest

“You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken.  You do not have to try and make everyone happy.  For now, take time for you.  It’s time to replenish.”  (from Simple Reminders) As women, we need permission to take time for ourselves.  We seem unable to give to ourselves… Continue >>>

“I always felt that my own self care needs were being honored.”  (Barbara)

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