From the Vietnam War to the Grocery Store

Last week I was patiently waiting in the deli line at my go-to grocery store. I was daydreaming about the French dip sandwiches I had planned – perfectly crusted bread, slightly chewy in the middle and slathered with horseradish sauce, gooey melted cave-aged provolone cheese on top of perfectly layered thin-sliced, rare roast […]

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The Bonus Dad

Much like a superhero a bonus dad works undercover to change the life of others. I was working mostly with my 3 stepchildren. The phrase “step” sounds like they are not my whole children, while I did not have a part in “making” them, I had a part in growing them. Hence, a […]

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Finding Love

This is a follow-up to my “Expectations are the Enemy of Love” Maravilla Love story (10/13/2019 – https://bit.ly/2T9Adbj). Recognizing that expectations are the enemy of love is a pretty highfalutin idea. I am at a point people call me a senior citizen. This love story is about my efforts at finding love throughout the […]

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An Old Fashion Kind of Love

It officially started 7 years ago right before Halloween, but in reality, years before that… My husband and I would see each other around our small little town – I walking my cow like dog, and he walking back from the gym with his awesome long hair! Our story goes like this… I […]

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Re-write your story

We always have a narrative running in our heads; the story of our lives. All of us have had challenging experiences, disaster points in the story arc of our life. How have we recovered from those chapters in our lives? Often, the heaviness of those moments stay with us; consciously or unconsciously in […]

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Unraveling

Have you ever noticed that the same things happen to you, in different relationships, different jobs, different circumstances? No matter what you do, there it is? Raising up, like a dragon erupting from this little innocent knoll; breathing flame onto whatever you’ve got going on. Leaving in its wake charred or still smoldering […]

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What seeds are you planting?

Seeds… there are the literal seeds. Seeds that one can get, plant, water, saying loving things to, and physically watch grow. Then there are the seeds we plant in our mind. Seeds that have us connecting with joy, with serenity, happiness. Seeds that connect us to suffering, anxiety, worry, pain. Seeds are everywhere, […]

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I saw love today

I saw love; children playing, running around a table, delightedly screaming, laughing. I saw love, by the practitioner treating people at an acupuncture center. I saw love, when boundaries were set, supported, and followed through with. I saw love, when talking to a friend. I saw love, when I was allowed to vent […]

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Love is like the wind…

Sometimes love can feel like a warm summer breeze, gently caressing, and welcoming; like the wind. Sometimes love can feel elusive, shifty, even sharp and cold; like wind…. Love has many forms, many ways it reaches our senses, many intricacies in expression. Love is everywhere. Have you experienced love today? If so share […]

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Happy New Years!!!

New years 2020

Transformation doesn’t have to come in huge, cathartic moments… It can be gentle, easy, and graceful. It can be with subtle shifts of your intentions. It can be with cultivating your awareness, taking accountability for your inner workings. It can be sitting in your emotions and feeling them. It can be stepping forward […]

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