My 90-Year Old Grandmother

The end of April my maternal grandmother turned 90.  Ninety! That’s a little over twice as long as I have been alive.  Although she has been around the sun 90 times you wouldn’t know it by looking at her.  She has the usual gray/white hair and the wrinkled skin you would expect. Yet she volunteers…

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Camp NaNoWriMo: My Experience

Two days ago I completed Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those of you who are not familiar, Camp takes place in April.  Unlike NaNoWriMo in November, you the participant set your goal. You decide on the project and your target goal of words or time to log during the month of April. I initially set a goal…

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Why Change is a Good Thing

Have you ever noticed many people seem afraid of change?  I often wonder why. Sure change can be sudden as with death, loss of a job, or a divorce.  Yet most times a change either unexpected or expected can bring about positive things in our lives.  A negative experience may lead to a good outcome…

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Anticipating Spring

Drumming my fingers on my desk I look outside.  The sun is shining.  It looks warm outside.  But it is not.  With the average highs ranging from the lower 40s to mid-50s I am awaiting consistent temperatures in the 60s and 70s.  (All temperatures are in Fahrenheit.)  Over the last few weeks we have had…

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Dealing With the Unexpected

A few weeks ago we faced a potential difficult situation.  With limited information we were unsure how this would affect our daily living.   When this happened it reminded me why I practice yoga and why I meditate daily. Both are beneficial but especially helpful in navigating life’s challenges and our chosen paths. My theme for…

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Learning to Appreciating Winter

As we await signs of spring in the northern hemisphere, I reflect on winter.  While most of us are not fans of colder weather, I try to find the positive in the winter.  Like everyone else I would prefer to be in shorts and sandals.  However, winter is a time of rest, renewal, and dormancy…

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