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Have you missed your life’s calling? Probably not.

As I have gotten older, I’ve begun to realize that life seldom goes according to our plans. This is probably not news to most of you, but I’m a bit of a slow learner. See, I used to be the kind of person that made plans and then carried them out. If I wanted something (read more…)

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Be like the sun: move slowly, radiate warmth, shine

The summer so far has been a busy one, and last week was especially crazy. At the end of the week we were still playing “catch-up”, and spent a good part of Saturday morning rushing around trying to finish up errands and tasks that we didn’t have time for earlier, before we headed out the (read more…)

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Freedom to fly (or fall)

As you begin this week, may you remember to hold your children loosely, with open hand and outstretched fingers, rather than white knuckles and clinched fist. School’s out, days stretch long, and it’s an ideal time to explore…discover…seek adventure. While I’m encouraging you, I need to encourage myself just as strongly – I’m living in (read more…)

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Embrace summer: let go of imperfections

As you start this new week, may you learn to let go of imperfections. When your child invites a neighbor to come over, or shows up with a car full of teens, be mindful of the gifts that surround you as they come into the house or out into the yard or the pool. Learn (read more…)

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Finishing school

As you start this week, and if your kids are now officially done with school for the season, may you remember what it’s like to relax. Soon enough, there will be time to rev up that Summer Bucket List a la Pinterest, but for the next week or two? Just… be. Be with those kids (read more…)

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