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Layers of Loss

A loss leaves a feeling of sadness, of hollowness, like part of you is missing. Not all loss is equal. The deepest loss is of a loved one. My experience has been that this kind of loss hovers, emerging unannounced in … Continue reading

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Flashbacks – Good and Not So Good

What is it about the urge to revisit our past, either in our thoughts or in person? Why do we do it? What are we hoping to feel, learn, experience, see? A few years ago my husband and I decided … Continue reading

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On the Trail … to Inspiration

Several years ago I met a woman at a friend’s wedding reception, a woman I’ve never forgotten. During our conversation, I learned she had hiked the John Muir Trail located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. The trail … Continue reading

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Catch the Happy

Have you ever noticed how a particular image or object can make you feel happy or bring on a smile or tap into a pleasant memory? No matter your mood or how you feel? This illustration was created in 1929 … Continue reading

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Holiday Ornaments Send Their Stories

When it’s Christmas tree time, the living room’s a mess. Even when we have a small tree like we do this year, it still becomes a mess. Furniture is moved. The tree is set up. Plastic tubs of ornaments are … Continue reading

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