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Cracked Open

July 24, 2013

I’m tired. The kind of deep down tired where there’s little tolerance for crap – not from myself or anyone else. What little energy I have right now is spent on what must be done. Shoulds, wants and coulds were checked at the door long ago. Needs have formed an exclusive club with strict membership…


Humility From The Heart

July 17, 2013

I remember my brother-in-law casually pondering with his outside voice as to how young is old enough to be enrolled in the school of hard knocks. Great question … When is the best time to learn you don’t win all the time? Or everything you do doesn’t deserve praise and applause? And nobody wants to…


You Are The Way Through

July 10, 2013

There’s not much room on the side of a stainless steel fridge for magnets. My collection once sprawled across the freezer door has been whittled down to a meaningful few with some recent additions. One such newcomer took me totally by surprise recently – I don’t remember placing it there.   Do not go where…


Whatever Do You Mean

June 26, 2013

I was thinking of giving myself a gimme. This week’s lens for Living Bliss is Romance and inspiration was a long time in coming for one idea. The thought of two verges on the impossible. I should be able to give myself a break now and again, right? Pull the “get out of habit free”…


Not The Only One

June 19, 2013

Two summers ago I remember wavering on whether or not to take a course. The material was interesting, but not new. I just wasn’t sure if there would be enough fresh content to make the investment of time and money worthwhile. The deadline was drawing near so I had to make a decision. Pacing around…


The Inquirer’s Playground

June 12, 2013

There I lay. Hopelessly awake in the middle of the night with no more tears to cry. Four hours from the Zihuatanejo, Mexico airport. No vehicle. Not much more to my Spanish repertoire than “¿Dónde está el baño?”   Two fellow travelers I’m sure were plotting to dump me in the nearest dark alley. A…


Cross Peace Off Your List

June 4, 2013

From within the thick of utter chaos, serenity looks like an oasis in the desert we pray isn’t a mirage. Yet when calm reigns for just a bit over too long, the itch for something more returns. Unless we choose the life of a monk, how do we find that elusive peace so desperately sought…


Three Spins On A Whim

May 29, 2013

You’d laugh if you saw through my mind’s eye right now – or possibly be scared. Three tousled haired thoughts in striped shirts and jeans elbow each other out of centre spot to grab my attention. How befitting a dive into whimsy. I suppose before bruises turn to bloodshed, I best give each one their…


When Passion Is Gone

May 22, 2013

Here’s an interesting thought – passion is the enemy of complacency.   I was all set to write another post today and the word “complacency” flashed into mind while held captive brushing my teeth. Thoughts dominoed from there. Change of plans.   If you want things to stay the same, passion is the last thing…


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