Zesting: My Word for This Year

February 3, 2016

In early autumn, I asked into my heart, “What word might best support me in the next year?” The question was a seed I cast forth with self-compassion, with the knowledge it would germinate in its own timing. A few weeks later, I pondered other questions related to the first one. How might I live […]

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Sharing Our Written Thankfulness

November 25, 2015

You might also like to read: Inviting Your Expressions for a Thanksgiving Post ~ (This includes tender remembrances of so many Thanksgivings with beloved  Aunt Kiddy & Uncle Mace) What to Do When You Aren’t Happy with Your Thanksgiving Traditions Giving Thanks ~ Readers Share Gratitude from the Heart  Gratitude & Creativity to Get Back […]

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KINDNESS ~ #GoodNewsSharing Challenge, day 4 of 8

October 20, 2015

“KINDNESSES” ~ Day 4 of 8 in #GoodNewsSharing Challenge You are invited to participate in 1 day or more in this Challenge. It is happening on Instagram, FaceBook, and Twitter. As well, I’m excited by the idea that all of us might consider adding the #GoodNewsSharing hashtag whenever we are posting something upbeat, whether it’s […]

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#GoodNewsSharing, 8-Day Challenge on Instagram, FaceBook, Twitter

October 16, 2015

Remember the first blog post on #GoodNewsSharing, a few weeks ago? I am still so excited about this sharing of good news via hashtag on Instagram, FaceBook, and Twitter, that my muse whispered an idea in my inner ear for a daily challenge of 8 days.   You are absolutely welcome to jump in for […]

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Legacy. What might we choose our legacies to be?

September 30, 2015

Legacy. This very word is the photo-&-text prompt for the final day in the lovely month long #talesofseptember challenge on Instagram, hosted by Tori, @toris_tales. What is a Legacy? When I think of the legacies left after those close to me have died, what impresses me most is how the lives of their loved ones […]

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Be Part of the #GoodNewsSharing Network of People

September 12, 2015

Do you wish the news media covered more good news stories? I have wished this for a long time. Recently, I discovered two resources of “good news” – and the idea for #GoodNewsSharing was born.       What is #GoodNewsSharing? It is an invitation for all of us to share positive personal, local, national, […]

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New Beginnings – How About September?

September 1, 2015

 Could you use a Fresh Start in some area of your life?   (I am  raising my hand!)   In recent weeks, I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about September as ripe for new beginnings. It’s the back-to-school time in the northern hemisphere. Maybe you have school aged children you helped get ready to […]

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A Mother’s Gifts to Her Daughter, Still Giving 70+ Years Later

November 21, 2014

  This is a story about a mother’s love for her daughter, and about gifts of celebration and compassion given through creative expression. It is also about a daughter still cherishing these gifts, still cherishing the mother who gave them, more than seventy years later. The first gift was a poem the mother wrote to mark […]

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What to Do When You Aren’t Happy with Your Thanksgiving Traditions

November 13, 2014

  Are you happy with your Thanksgiving traditions, as they are right now? Maybe you are. Your Thanksgiving holiday times might be exactly the way you like them. If not . . . For a moment, ask yourself, “Are there any changes I might make, if I could? if my actions wouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings? What might I wish to add – or subtract […]

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Sock Puppets of the Mind: How to Change Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

April 3, 2014

Recognizing Self-Criticism Who is your most persistent critic? Many of us might say, “I am,” in answer to the question. Any thought I have about myself that has a negative slant to it I see as a form of self-criticism. I’ll share some examples. Some are in first person. “Oh, no, I have an old lady’s […]

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