Monthly Archives: July 2012

18 Ways to Soak Up Summer on the Last Weekend in July

Go somewhere dark and lay under the stars Feed the ducks at your nearby park Ride the Ferris wheel Walk to the end of the pier early in the morning and watch the fishermen Go swimming Go bowling in the … Continue reading

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One brief but magnificent opportunity

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

“If you’re showing up as honestly as you know how to — you’re going to annoy someone. Criticism and counter opinions are part of dynamic expression and creativity. If you’re not generating some resistance, you’re probably not fully stepping out. … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

I am a reading fiend lately! And the few I’ve read over the past three or four weeks have all been great! So grab your favorite comfy chair and a mug of tea, this could take a while…you’ve got some … Continue reading

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Devotion

“…I had put off thinking about this, because it seemed that there would always be time. Later in a few years, I would turn my attention to the big questions – once I had taken care of the smaller ones. … Continue reading

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What are your emotions trying to tell you?

This may not come as a shock to anyone in the medical industry, but I noticed that sometimes after I visit the dermatologist and he cuts out a little wobbly shaped freckle or freeze dries one of those spots my … Continue reading

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Do you have an ideal self?

I am never exactly as I wish to be. My ideal self would have a different outfit on. I would be freshly showered and my hair would look great. I would be stylish. Fun. Light. Happy. I would be clear … Continue reading

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No need to hurry

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” – Virginia Woolf 

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Independence: The freedom to make a whole lot of choices

It’s Independence Day tomorrow. Independence. What does that mean? In 1776 it meant fighting hard for the freedom to make our own laws and the freedom from a distant land placing taxes and restrictions on us. Telling us what to … Continue reading

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