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Saturday, May 30, 2015

How To Make Time For What Matters Most To You

I’d been camping with my son for several days. I lay in my sleeping bag scratching the bug bites on my torso and legs. I tried to go back to sleep, but there was something else biting at me. I had an inner itch that I couldn’t get at with my fingernails. I rolled from my right side to my...

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Friday, May 22, 2015

How People Pleasing Can Stand Between You And Your Purpose

Day was just starting to break as I stepped outside and zipped up my lightweight pullover. The wood creaked beneath me as I walked across our breezeway. I sat down on the first step and tucked my feet up under me on the second. A dove cooed from the power line above my head. The other birds responded in kind....

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Friday, May 15, 2015

One Thing We Must Do to Thrive

At 6:05 a.m., the lights were turned down after a strenuous hour of hot-flow yoga. Our limber and assertive instructor said, “You will open your hips by relaxing in frog pose (mandukasana) for three minutes.” “Relaxing?” I thought. I winced, but I tried. I held the pose and shook while my inner thighs felt like they were being ripped apart...

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Friday, May 8, 2015

One Thing You Can Do to Know Yourself Better

The rain was coming down hard on the skylight in my living room just before 6:00 a.m. I breathed in the smell of my coffee before the first sip. I sat my mug down near the lamp on my favorite, mirrored, dragonfly table.  I glanced down at my reflection and noticed how gravity tugged at my face. It made me...

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Something I Learned When My Faith Was Tested

In desperation to stay sane, I walked outside the hospice house and sat down on the concrete in the sun. I called my wise friend. I asked her, “Can you help me grab hold of something steady?” The emotional ground beneath me was shaking so violently, I could not get my balance. There were too many unknowns, unwelcome chaos, doubt where...

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