Show Up for You and for Them

“The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.” ― Brené Brown Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh were climbing in a tree one night, and Christopher Robin said to Pooh, “You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important […]

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Shedding the Skin that No Longer Fits

The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come… We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.– Joseph Campbell A lawyer in New Orleans took his family to a small town in North Carolina as temporary […]

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No More Reminders, Please!

A short opinon, NOT MY NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: “Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life The obituary sat before me, a man’s face attached staring at me, almost mocking my discomfort. This was the man who, when I was only 18, had forced […]

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Back to School Traditions for Life

“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book There is no mistaking what time of year it is: Clothes, backpacks, and hair all look like they’ve been given a lot of thought, even the messy looking kids have planned the look to make their statement, and the […]

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What is Dignity?

“Remember this— that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.” – Marcus Aurelius Traffic was moving right along until suddenly it wasn’t. Cars came to a standstill just in front of me, and then the blue lights were visible. My first reaction to police […]

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