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A Lesson in Acceptance from a Feral Cat
He will always be feral. You'll probably never see him again after today! Well, that's what they said about one particular tomcat we took in to get neutered. She was wrong. Turns out nearly the whole feral colony living in the woods behind our home is now "formerly" feral and ... ours! The mama of the brood, Sandi, birthed approximately six litters before we came into her life a year [...]
Perfectly Imperfect Blog
Imperfect Blog is a title that has been on my mind for about a year now. I had slowed down in my blogging last summer because I caught myself caring more about sounding smart than sharing from my heart. I was more focused on where I could publish my article for the best visibility than I was on writing for authentic expression, letting my readers grow organically. I don't know [...]
How a Young Cancer Survivor Can Shift Our Perspective for the New Year
Happy New Year! I hope your first few days of 2017 have been blessed and contemplative. What went well? What would you do differently? What did you learn? What do you want to be true one year from now? Three years? What do we feel good about and where do we need to shift perspective? If we don't learn and grow from what happened in 2016 and tweak our course [...]
Choices: What Do I WANT to Do Today?
From December 8 in "Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness." Have you ever asked yourself, What do I need to get done today? In other words, what do I need to have finished today? Past tense. Fast tense. I do, and often. I just realized that reflects how I feel a lot of the time. What do I have to do and how fast can I get it over [...]
Perfectionism: A Perfect Enemy
Hello friends, I hope you are Finding the Gift today! I haven't blogged in a long time. Some of you know I lost my baby brother, Jubal, to suicide on August 7, a terrible blow to my family and his huge circle of friends and music fans. I have felt incredible pressure to write the "perfect" blog post in response to this devastating loss. Self-imposed pressure (plus a lot of [...]
To Save a Mockingbird
Tis the season for nests and baby birds everywhere! We were fortunate when a finch family nested in the floral arrangement hanging on our front storm door. We had first row seats to all the action, and the lessons were abundant. I also had an encounter with a baby mockingbird who took a premature fall, but allowed me to help him find his wings. He taught me a valuable truth [...]
The Ups and Downs of Finding the Gift
Hello FTG Friends, As my good friend Todd Cecil would say, I hope you all are smiling wherever you are in the world today! Ups and Downs Are Guaranteed and Necessary This week has had some wonderful developments and yet, has also been exceptionally challenging on a personal level. Have you ever felt like dancing on the table to celebrate with ecstatic joy, yet simultaneously felt the impulse to open [...]
How to Stop Seeing Life as a Victim
Half empty? Half full? Or maybe someone forgot to pour you a glass? My past involved a lot of chaos and trauma and more than once, I've been a victim of unfortunate circumstance. However, I’ve come to realize that my suffering isn’t that much different than anyone else’s. We all have obstacles to overcome and we all know people who have been hurt more than us. At times I wanted [...]
Five Amazing TED Talks That Will Transform Your Thinking, Part One
What follows is an excerpt from my article recently published on Everyday Power Blog. Full article here. TED Talks are Miracle Grow for the body, mind and soul! They are cutting edge philosophy, psychology, science and insight, among many other wonderful “ideas worth sharing.” The very first TED Talks were posted online in July, 2006 and continue to serve as a phenomenal resource for seekers like us who are striving [...]