Tag Archives: Life

The Wondertwins Turn 9!

October 18, 2018

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This pretty much says it all… Who would have thought that 9 years ago tonight, at 11:30 pm as I lay in the hospital bed watching SNL and listening to KSP’s increasingly heavy breathing as he drifted softly to sleep that I would go into labor. That just 8 hours later, I would have 2 […]

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The journey for my powers.

September 5, 2017

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Image credit: PositivePsychologyPowers.com “Do not pray for task equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks.” ~ “Phillips Brooks I am sitting outside on our back steps. They are hard, but warm from the afternoon sun.  It’s not comfortable, but it’s not uncomfortable enough to send me inside away from the overcast […]

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How to show life 1,000 reasons to Smile (even if it’s shaky)

October 9, 2014

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“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” – Unknown You may have sensed I am back for a reason. Back to my safe place, the place I think about when I get overwhelmed, to take refuge in my words, as little by little […]

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How to be a Supernova among the Stars: A tribute to Will Poovey

October 6, 2014

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Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson: To laugh often and much To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To ear the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate the beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by […]

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Trusting your self-trust is the best thing you can do for you.

March 20, 2014

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“Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful.” ~ Swami Kriyananda [J. Donald Walters] (born 1926) […]

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How to be Thankful…stop, look, listen.

November 26, 2013

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The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. – Audrey Hepburn I cannot be a hypocrite.  I cannot say I am always perfect at being present.  I can say I try very hard to remember to be here, right […]

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My Minivan Mid-Life Identity Crisis…

November 25, 2013

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The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant This particular post is one I have been wanting to write for ages, but perhaps acknowledging my own insecurities and inadequacies here in writing was even a bit much for me. Yet, I know I am not alone, so […]

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The Wondertwins turn 4!

October 18, 2013

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“When the most important things in our life happen we quite often do not know , at the moment, what is going on.” C.S. Lewis Four years ago this morning truer words could not have been spoken. I had really no idea what was going on other than my babies had just arrived and it […]

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The soul surpasses what the mind thinks is possible.

October 1, 2013

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“The mind determines what’s possible, the soul surpasses it.” ~ Pilar Coolinta Today is a big day. Today one year ago my soul was put to work beyond any measure I could have imagined. Until then, my mind had been doing most of the deciding what’s possible. What E, could handle, what could happen, how […]

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A spectrum of vulnerability.

May 31, 2013

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“It is not our toughness that keeps us warm at night, but our tenderness which makes others want to keep us warm.” ~ Harold Lyon I have never really been good at asking directly for help.  In many ways it always felt like I was somehow in turn admitting I was weak.  Even now, I […]

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