Winter Blues?

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, during long, cold, and dreary January, it’s not unusual for us as human beings to enter a state of sadness, restlessness and boredom.   It is so easy to stay inside, warm and cozy in the chair or bed, eat fudge and binge watch “Hoarders” (or whatever is […]

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Small Changes

Have you every wanted to make some big changes in your life?  As I read old journal entries, I have made in years past, I find the same themes visited over and over again: 1.  I need to lose weight.  2.  I need to declutter my house.  3.  I need to get organized.  4.  I

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Have you ever considered choosing a guiding “Word of the Year”? Many people, including myself, choose to select a word that will be their life theme in the New Year. Having one word to describe what we want to DO or BE for the year gives us focus and helps us take positive steps to

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Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  The dictionary defines “advent” as: 1) a coming into place, view or being; arrival. 2) The period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world.  The Advent season is a time of waiting, reflection and anticipation of the birth of

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A Time for Thanks Thanksgiving is in a category of festivals that spans cultures, continents and thousands of years. In ancient times, the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans feasted and paid tribute to their gods after the fall harvest. Thanksgiving also bears a resemblance to the ancient Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. Native Americans had a

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Journal: A record of experiences, ideas, reflections kept regularly for private use. Recording details of our lives is as old as handwriting itself! Great rulers and leaders to common, ordinary individuals from around the world have written about their experiences, sentiments and ideas in diaries and journals. Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome from

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Our values are the roots that keep us grounded and growing towards our potential. While principles are objective (unchanging, unbiased facts, like the law of sowing and reaping), values are subjective which means they are influenced by opinions and are changeable. Principles create a compass to which you can refer whenever something is in doubt,

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 “Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days.” Said Frank Koch in the Naval Institute magazine, “Proceedings”.  “I was serving on the lead battleship and was on watch on the bridge when night fell.  The visibility was poor with patchy fog, so the captain

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Me? Change?

You can change. You are not too old or set in your ways. If your “why” is big enough and important enough to you, you can change. For example, I never imagined I would have a cat. Although I grew up on a farm, I was not particularly fond of animals; and cats were somewhere

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