Inhale exhaleHere is something we have heard for a long time:

It is better to give than receive.

I think the actual quote is:

It is more blessed to give than receive.

I have thought about this and wondered:

Is it better to give than receive?

I have come to the conclusion that the two actions are absolutely essential to each other.

Therefore, my answer is a resounding NO!

One cannot occur without ...

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Letting Go Of Anxiety

Scream carA friend recently mentioned she was experiencing anxiety and that it was a regular occurrence. So, I thought I would let you know what I do when I am anxious:

When I am anxious I tune in to:

  • Every twinge in my body:

My arm hurts…..perhaps I am having a heart attack!  I can’t catch my breath…..I probably have pneumonia!  My stomach is upset…..I probably ...

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Plan A Failed – Now What?

Smile to hideAre You Tired? Overwhelmed?



Do You Feel as if you are “NOT ENOUGH”?


Have you failed and just can’t seem to get up?





Join the conversation – be challenged to look at your current situation through a new lens.

It’s time to start the conversation ...

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A card makes a difference




The holidays have never been easy for me.

Yep, I said it out loud.

This is not my favorite time of year.

Everyone is racing around with a long to-do list and there is a manic energy hovering about.

Buy, buy, buy! If you get THIS gift your life will be perfect! Consume! Attend Parties! Be Joyful! and for goodness sake, you had better ...

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Benefits of being a divorced woman. Really?



On a page for a group I visit on FB, someone posted an article from a divorce coach with the title of the “benefits of being a divorced woman“.

Here they are: Strength, Compassion, Creativity, Self-discipline, Self-direction and Initiative.

You know when we talk about how mean women and girls are to each ...

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Frog Night

Last night, alone on the porch,

I swear I heard the deep-throated music of frogs

Keeping time with my heart

I remembered a long ago camping place by the river

Full of quiet for eons and memories for generations

The frogs sounded their song then too

Filling the night air with longing and comfort

It was magical and memorable

Me. Frogs. Night.

Communing with those who ever sat in that same spot

Contemplating the cosmos

Turning toward them now ...

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Calling me Home

I am spending the month of August 2012 writing for my pals over at Faith Squared.  Here is a little bit about the site:

Faith Squared is the joyously inspired collaboration of Michele Morgan and Alizabeth Rasmussen. Best friends, sisters of the heart, co-conspirators in the pursuit of Awesomely Pretentious Words, irreverent humor, and everyday proof that not only does God exist, He pays attention.

A single impassioned (and divinely timed) conversation about their respective love affairs with language and writing led ...

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