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Just Begin

Just Begin

I like to walk on the treadmill at the gym, since I don’t have a nice hilly area right out the door to walk.  When I say “like”, however, that may not be the most accurate description. For the first several minutes, I constantly look at the time – h…
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May Day Motivation!

May Day Motivation!

I’m writing this on the first day of May.  It snuck up on me like a squirrel trying to steal the strawberries out of our garden.  Before I knew it, he scampered away with a ripe red berry, and I was just as surprised when May arrived. This mid-spri…
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New Perspective

New Perspective

I remember back in college my Sociology teacher gave us an interesting assignment.  For the next week, he told us, we needed to drive to and from our home by different routes each day.  We were then to reflect on how the experience affected us.…
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Are You Sick And Tired Of It?

Are You Sick And Tired Of It?

It’s part 2 of my Not-So Patient Patient story. Yeah, believe it or not. Now I’m going on 8 weeks of having some sort of bug – I would seem to be almost over one ailment, and then I’d catch something else. I believe that…
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The Not-So Patient Patient

The Not-So Patient Patient

It’s been 4 weeks now that I’ve been dealing with this.  The first two weeks were a sinus infection; the last two have been an ear infection.  Everyday, I wake up and wonder when my ears will feel normal again, and when I’ll…
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Be Like A Bird

Be Like A Bird

I love to sit in my backyard – just taking in whatever I see, hear, and feel.  This practice is called the “sit-spot” – a technique used by naturalists to immerse themselves in the experience of a chosen location in nature, to get to know the flo…
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