red berries

Saying no (to yourself)

As you start this week, may you be willing to give something up. And may you be willing to give it up with no expectation of return, other than maturity, wisdom, and a heightened sense of who you are. (If you can’t tell, I’m pretty much writing this to myself.) Some of you reading this (read more…)

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Weekend links

The Enneagram and blogging: a series :: Leigh Kramer The most revolutionary question you can ask :: Chatting at the Sky 16 things to know before you have urban chickens :: Life Rearranged The art of forgiveness :: A new project by AoS contributor Crystal Ellefsen! …and here are 12 things I learned in February (read more…)

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One foot in front of the other

One foot in front of the other

I awoke this morning to a gentle whisper.  Not an audible one, but a quiet nudging of the spirit.  My body was asking me, in the nicest way possible, to get moving. See, I haven’t been exercising lately.  As a health professional, that is a bit hard to admit, but there it is. I have (read more…)

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I am worthy

I am worthy

When I started creating the writing prompts for my first Gadanke journal, I was so excited. My grandma had inspired me to help women capture their stories as we quickly scrambled to record everything she could remember when she was about 90. She had a zip-top bag of old letters she exchanged with college friends (read more…)

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central park

Same same, but different

In Thailand, there’s a touristy shirt we’d see at all the cheap market booths. On the front, it says, “Same Same.” On the back, it says, “Different.” Yeah, I don’t really get it either, except for this general meaning—comparing two things can equally be the same and different. Chocolate and vanilla ice cream—the same in (read more…)

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