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With Gentle Resolve for 2018

I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions.  They’ve become cliches of failure – no one really expects anyone to truly follow through, and then, when …

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Claiming our Full Humanity in Troubled Times

When we treat others as less than human we diminish our own humanity I don’t usually write in this blog about political issues.  Although I …

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The Cycle of Despair – The Cycle of Healing

In my first marriage I was truly an expert at causing my husband pain.  Indeed we began tearing each other apart with our words long …

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Hardwiring Happiness

When I was a child we played a board game called “The Game of Life.”  Some of you may remember it.  The game consisted of …

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Welcome to the Discussion in the Garden: An Explanation and An Invitation

I began writing this blog several years ago at the advice of friends and colleagues who suggested that it would help bring people to my …

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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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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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The Role of Happiness in a Good Life

Several weeks ago I was honored to attend the wedding of two lovely friends.  When the minister, the Reverend Kent Matthies,  was giving the homily …

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Words of Hope and Comfort

I don’t know who wrote this, it was one of those email pass-alongs.  It touched my soul on a day when I needed a little …

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