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You're Missing You!You're Missing You!

You're Missing You!


Raise your hand if you’re one who often dwells on the past. Okay, then you’re like most people.

Raise your hand if you find yourself often…

Tue, 09/12/2023
Kitchen mishaps and self-compassionKitchen mishaps and self-compassion

Kitchen mishaps and self-compassion

Well Street

A few weeks ago, my stomach grumbled with hunger, and turkey chili with rice was the antidote. I poured the ingredients into a glass container and…

Tue, 09/12/2023
"You can lead a horse to water ...""You can lead a horse to water ..."

"You can lead a horse to water ..."


But you can’t make it drink!” This popular idiom is about control, and the fact that no one can, or should control another person. A lot of people…

Thu, 09/07/2023
When it's over ... moving on!When it's over ... moving on!

When it's over ... moving on!


Who out there over the age of say, 13, hasn’t had their heart broken by someone breaking up with them? I would venture to say, no one. It happens…

Sat, 09/02/2023
We Can Do More Than We Think We Can!We Can Do More Than We Think We Can!

We Can Do More Than We Think We Can!


When a horse starts his training, he's afraid to pull 25 pounds, when in fact he has the power to pull 9000 pounds. But he doesn't know it. He has…

Fri, 09/01/2023
Watch out for that speed bump!Watch out for that speed bump!

Watch out for that speed bump!


There’s nothing more annoying than going through a supermarket parking lot. All you want to do is park, go in, get your Rocky Road ice cream, and…

Thu, 08/31/2023
Walking on Tiptoes!Walking on Tiptoes!

Walking on Tiptoes!


Is there a person in your life in whose presence you're not You? A person in whose presence you have to watch what you say, what you do, what you…

Wed, 08/30/2023
Unanswered Prayers!Unanswered Prayers!

Unanswered Prayers!


When I was 17, I prayed for Greg Kracy to like me and ask me to the prom. Greg Kracy did neither.

When I was 21 and pregnant with my first…

Tue, 08/29/2023
Trials: The Art of Being Perfected!Trials: The Art of Being Perfected!

Trials: The Art of Being Perfected!


While talking to my brother some years ago, he shared that November had been quite a trying month of one unfortunate event after another. First, a…

Mon, 08/28/2023
To What Are We Hanging On?To What Are We Hanging On?

To What Are We Hanging On?


So often we hold onto beliefs based on something we heard as a child, or from something we heard on the news, or even from something someone said…

Fri, 08/25/2023
Boxing + Faulty Recall = PositivityBoxing + Faulty Recall = Positivity

Boxing + Faulty Recall = Positivity

Well Street

Tim is a client I’ve been working with for more than 20 years. Before Covid, we were in the gym three days a week, and now we train at his home…

Thu, 08/24/2023
Thoughts, Thoughts, and More Thoughts!Thoughts, Thoughts, and More Thoughts!

Thoughts, Thoughts, and More Thoughts!


There are so many that run through your minds, every day--too many too count. A lot of them are negative; so negative in fact, they ruin your day…

Thu, 08/24/2023
How to Silence a One-upperHow to Silence a One-upper

How to Silence a One-upper

Fort Biblio

A few days ago, I took a break from cataloguing books and went outside to a small garden next to the library for a breath of fresh air. 

Wed, 08/23/2023
Things Don't Equal Happiness!Things Don't Equal Happiness!

Things Don't Equal Happiness!


If they did, everyone with lots of things and money would be the happiest people in the world. But they’re not. My husband has the opportunity to…

Wed, 08/23/2023
They're Your Shoes! Only You Can Fill Them!They're Your Shoes! Only You Can Fill Them!

They're Your Shoes! Only You Can Fill Them!


Somewhere along the way, people have gotten the idea that they’re not enough; that they’re missing a piece; and that without that piece they’re…

Mon, 08/21/2023
There Are None More Blind Than...There Are None More Blind Than...

There Are None More Blind Than...


Being blind isn't just a physical condition that affects the eyes. In fact, there is a worse kind of blindness—ignorance, selfishness, prejudice,…

Fri, 08/18/2023
A Bag of FigsA Bag of Figs

A Bag of Figs


I saw a lot of strange and amazing things growing up around the world, but one thing I rarely saw was my mother’s appreciation when presented with…

Fri, 08/18/2023
The YOU Behind the Mask!The YOU Behind the Mask!

The YOU Behind the Mask!


You walk into the Masquerade Ball outfitted in vibrant blue; a green, yellow, and purple Mask over your face, making you unrecognizable. You snake…

Thu, 08/17/2023
The Unexpected Visitor!The Unexpected Visitor!

The Unexpected Visitor!


Sometimes our plans just don’t work out. In fact, sometimes something so unexpected happens, it throws us completely off the track.

And yes…

Wed, 08/16/2023
The TRUTH Behind the Lie!The TRUTH Behind the Lie!

The TRUTH Behind the Lie!


What you say: “Everything’s fine!” What you’re thinking: I’m about to lose my job and just had a fight with my son.

What you say: “…

Tue, 08/15/2023
Remembering ChrisRemembering Chris

Remembering Chris

Well Street

While meditating a couple of weeks ago, Chris came to mind. The last time I saw him in person was when we were 12, graduating from the sixth grade…

Mon, 08/14/2023
Like a Tree!Like a Tree!

Like a Tree!


“Trees in winter lose their leaves. Some trees may even fall during storms, but most stand patiently and bear their fortune.

They endure…

Mon, 08/14/2023
The Suspicious ShadowThe Suspicious Shadow

The Suspicious Shadow


You come home tired from work, drop your keys in a bowl, and check your phone messages. As you mindlessly listen to a host of insistent…

Sun, 08/13/2023
The Stranger and the Flower!The Stranger and the Flower!

The Stranger and the Flower!


When I was 17-years-old, my parents asked me to go with them to the market. Preferring to stay home, I resisted. It didn’t do much good, though. I…

Fri, 08/11/2023
The Spark!The Spark!

The Spark!


When I was in my mid twenties, I went to see the movie Staying Alive. At that time, John Travolta had a six-pack instead of one. The movie was…

Thu, 08/10/2023