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Facing cancer this christmas

Facing Cancer this Christmas

There are moments in this life that stop you in your tracks. They shift your universe and make you start evaluating everything around you. One of these moments happened to our family last month, and I am grateful that it’s given us the opportunity to look at what is important and “cut the fat” from […]

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Home for the holiday blues

Home for the Holidays Blues

I love Christmas! Christmas was, and still is, a big deal in my house. I grew up in the north. We would go and cut down our tree every year, after meticulously looking and placing random articles of clothing on various trees that were in the running. When it was time to decorate the tree, […]

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Mindfulness and the March of Time

With all the talk of Father Noel lately, I wanted to talk about another old man with a long white beard: Father Time. Often carrying an hourglass, he is the somewhat creepy personification of the constant flow of time. Otherwise known as Time Flies, the Race Against Time, Can’t We Stop Time, All in Good […]

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What happened to “It Takes A Village”?

What happened to “It Takes A Village”?

We all know that saying, “it takes a village”, mostly referring to raising kids, yet so many of us don’t actually live or practice what that saying actually means.  In many other countries, that ‘village’ is real, and they take care of each other and raise one anothers’ children. Many rural areas (not in the […]

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The magic of minimalism

The Magic of Minimalism

In the past five years, my husband and I have moved six times, two of which were out of state moves. As we have relocated, we have had to make conscious decisions about the stuff that we take, and that which we leave behind. I had heard that minimalism has a magical effect, but it […]

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Letting go of perfection

Letting Go of Perfection

The battle of perfection constantly wages in me and pulls at the corner of my heart. It is one of those things that I have to be constantly aware of, because when I least expect it, the desire for perfection can bubble up.  During the holidays, my dream of perfection often tries to re-surface. Whether […]

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