Reflection

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Getting up at 4:45a to go swimming, while not an easy feat, has given me the advantage of some time to myself before the day really “begins”. The hope is that I will eventually remind myself that being a morning person is all around better for me as a functioning being. The topics of the

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2015 Reflection

Throughout this past year, I picked up a few nuggets of wisdom. Short statements. “Notes to self” that would remind me of how to live life a little better. Sometimes they were about how to relate to others. Sometimes about how to relate to me. They are written down on little mini post-its across the

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Day 15 - Speaking Up:  Sandra Bland

I learned today that the Sandra Bland tragedy struck closer to home than I realized. I was reading a blog post, by this pastor, about how Senator Bernie Sanders took the time to sit down and talk with Sandra’s mother recently. (I have to say, I have a great deal of hope for our country

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Trading "Shoulds" for "Coulds"

It’s time to say no to autopilot “shoulds”. If I can rephrase the “should” thoughts into “could” thoughts, I will open up my options and can see the “suggestion” in light of my existing priorities. “Shoulds are hard to eradicate, since their origin and function is actually adaptive. They are simple rules to live by

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So, I did a big thing this weekend. I got my hair shorted. Big time. This is the shortest my hair has ever been. Likely since birth or shortly after. I am happy. It’s only been a day, but it’s just so freeing. Slowly but surely, change is happening. Choosing alternate paths. Trial and error.

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Casualty of Fear

I’m really sick of feeling like a victim. Feeling anxious all the time. Brain cranking, looking for where the next spinning plate will drop in the desperate hope of catching it in time. It’s exhausting. There is a lot still shifting in my mental architecture. In some ways, I feel like I’m having a second

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What does real friendship look like? This week’s recurring topic seems to be “What makes a person a ‘friend’?”. Just because someone has had the “friend” designation in the past, it does not mean they automatically keep the title for life. “A friend from High School” may not just identify when we became friends, but

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I feel like 2014 was a pretty eventful year. I’m sure I feel that way near the end of each year simply due to the holidays throwing us into a flurry of interrupted routines making things feel more chaotic than normal. However, the largest change this year was a doozy. After 10 years, I left

Modern medicine and naps Quiet weekends Being married to a man that I love to talk with

Chilly, bright, and fresh fall mornings Seeing how happy J5 is on a Friday afternoon with a friend sleepover scheduled for the weekend Those “just at the right time” messages that come through loud and clear.