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Jan 16

January 16, 2017

The Year I Began Really Living (Again)

The Year I Began Really Living (Again)

Sometimes people choose a word or a phrase to focus on in the year ahead. Others make goals or resolutions. Others still, like precious friends of mine wrote out a manifesto, guiding principles they sought to live by for years to come. In years past, these are things I’ve given tremendous credence to, making room to reflect on the year... Read more

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Nov 28

November 28, 2016

People-The Problem AND the Solution

People: The Problem AND The Solution

That’s me in front, on my 3rd birthday. With me are my brothers Mike and Gary, and uncle Todd in the middle. Todd was more like a brother, as he was only a year older than Mike and spent lots of time with us. I am the lone survivor from this picture. (Cheerful post, right? Hang in there, we’ll turn... Read more

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Nov 6

November 6, 2016

How to Cultivate Gratitude in the Midst of Hardship

How to Cultivate Gratitude in the Midst of Hardship

2012 was that year.  The Murphey’s Law year.  Everything that could go wrong did, and it took everything we had to survive it…literally. It was the third year of my son’s leukemia treatment, the total duration of which lasted over 3 years.  Additionally, I started out the year with mono and thyroid failure, which I attribute to the enormous stress of parenting... Read more

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Sep 5

September 5, 2016

What Stephen King Taught Me About Self-Care

What Stephen King Taught Me About Self-Care

“This is a sponsored post for Self Care Catalysts. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.” Dictionary.com defines self-care as “care of the self without medical or other professional consultation.” But, it can also be defined as the initial maintenance of one’s mental, physical or... Read more

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