Garden Thoughts

Today I Didn’t Stand Up for Myself

Today I didn’t stand up for myself. I was in a meeting, a professional meeting, when a woman made a derogatory comment about someone in …

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Continued Musings on New Year’s Resolutions: Trying Something New for Thirty Days

Recently a colleague of mine, Sam Lison, posted on Facebook some photos he had taken as part of a project he had undertaken to challenge …

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New Year’s Resolutions: What Really Matters

  For the last week I’ve seen many articles exploring some variation of what constitutes a good New Year’s resolution.  There is a strangely defeatist …

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The Heart of Giving or Giving With Heart

Last night as Steve and I sat together on the couch, watching TV I was surprised by my emotional reaction to the advertisements for Christmas …

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Leaning into Time: Petting the Cat

We have three elderly pets:  our dog, Princess Leia, a black lab mix who needs constant love and attention, Columbus, a black cat who is …

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Hitting a bump in the road

The course of true love and conscious relationship never does run smoothly.  If it did I would be ever so suspicious.  In real relationships people …

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Leaning into time

Sometimes it’s difficult to accept the gifts we are given.  When Steve and I decided to move to New Mexico I knew that it would …

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“We had a quarrel, a lover’s spat”

Last night my husband and I had a fight.  Ok, it was more like a bit of sniping and then going to bed feeling sad …

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For the people of Oklahoma, Boston and Bangladesh

I sit here once more in stunned sadness watching another scene of tragedy and devastation.  Whether by natural disaster, human error or hearts full of …

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You are more beautiful than you know

Thanks to colleague Doug Wilson I just watched the most, well beautiful, Youtube video.  It turns out to be an advertisement for Dove soap, but …

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