Parenting: Breaking the Cycle

These last few months, I have noticed my 85-year-old mom not only creating busyness but always sounding busy. Are you familiar with that idea? When I call her, the sound in her voice is exasperated and almost annoyed at the phone ringing and the interruption of whatever she is in the middle of. Knowing my…

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Creating Comforting Connections

Creating Comforting Connections What does that word connection even mean? The simple definition is that connection is a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked with something else, joining two or more things together. Recently, I went to a dinner that was all about bringing the community together in a connected manner.…

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The Shackles that Bind

Releasing the shackles that bind us. When I was young, I can remember never wanting to stand up in front of people. I did not want to be the center of attention. However, I did want attention and validation. I wanted to be seen, heard and appreciated but not because I was standing in front…

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Trusting the Universe

I trust the universe. I have been sick and indoors for 11 days straight now. Normally that would drive me stir crazy. When it snows and I am stuck inside for a day or two, I feel like the walls are closing in on me. Not this time. Not with this flu. I felt like…

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