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Daring Greatly

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I’m reluctantly reading Brené Brown’s book, “Daring Greatly.”  It’s been sitting on my bookshelf for many years.  Whenever I go to reach for a new book, it offers itself to me.  But for some reason, I always feel annoyed about it.  I have no idea… Read More »Daring Greatly

To Be In It

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Snow I woke up to snow this morning.  Weird.  Before I even got out of bed, I peeked at the weather on my phone and it said nothing about snow.  Just, 32° and cloudy.  When I got up and looked out the windows, it took… Read More »To Be In It

Stepping Into The Light

Years ago, one of my girlfriends said something to me that changed the way I thought about people.  It was a time in my life when I was struggling in every part of myself.  Everything I was undertaking was hard. Heather said, “it’s easy.” At… Read More »Stepping Into The Light

Chill Out Please

I’m sort of new to fun.  Relaxing is a very difficult experience for me.  I can participate in activities that have a very clear purpose.  I can host parties where other people have fun.  But when I find myself in a situation where I am… Read More »Chill Out Please

Ebb And Flow

Steal The Gold When we were kids, we played a game called, Steal the Gold.  Someone lucky would get picked to guard the gold which was usually a rock or a shoe.  Then the rest of us would line up twenty or thirty feet back… Read More »Ebb And Flow

This Adventure – Your Life

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I have always been fascinated by creatures that other people are typically creeped-out by.  I love snakes, spiders, bugs.  There are, however, a few exceptions. Adventures In Africa A number of years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to a few countries in… Read More »This Adventure – Your Life


Sinclair Island Growing up, I had the good fortune to spend a significant amount of time on Sinclair Island.  Sinclair is a smaller island in the San Juan Archipelago.  One of about 170 named islands and reefs.  My cousins and I had some epic adventures… Read More »Grammother


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When I sat down to write this morning, I had the strangest memory surface.  I was in kindergarten in Mrs. Bland’s class at Carl Cozier Elementary School.  Our classroom had a little fenced-in playground that we would sometimes take our recess in.  Most of the… Read More »Kickball

Freedom From The Deep Grooves

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I’m an insomniac.  Just like my Gram.  I’ve been seeing doctors about it since my late twenties.  Turns out there are two types of insomnia:  The type where you can’t fall asleep.  And the type where you can’t stay asleep.  As luck and genetics would… Read More »Freedom From The Deep Grooves

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