Tag Archives: letting go

Thank you to Word Press, who Freshly Pressed this piece. I have been deeply moved by the responses. Thank you to the many, many people who have read this post (here on WordPress and on Huffington Post) and shared their … Continue reading

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I am sitting at a beautiful Inn on an island in the San Juan Islands. It’s as magical and beautiful, as that sounds. At a writer’s retreat for the weekend, I’ve had trouble writing– lulled by the stunning beauty around … Continue reading

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Eating Crow as I Choke on My Pride.

<– Humility a la crow. After months, ok, years, of holding on to shit and letting it pile up in closets, an office that has become a hoarder’s nest, corners, drawers, etc… I wrote a post about holding on to … Continue reading

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Houston, I Have a Problem.

Yesterday I decided to address some “projects” that have been bugging me for years months. Constantly nagging in the back of my mind: the guest room closets, the family room pantry, my “office,” which has clearly become a dumping ground. … Continue reading

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The Middle… Anyone Know How to Recycle Teeth?

So, the warning:  The following content is not for everyone. I’m sure someone (or more than one) will find parts of this thoughtless, disrespectful,  or offensive. Strangely, that is my life right now and that’s what I write about. So, … Continue reading

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What Comes After? A “Stop, drop and Roll” approach to a New Year.

There is only one thing for me to write about right now, but I’m not really sure what I think about that. I’m not sure what I feel, yet.  Mainly, because I don’t actually know, what comes after. After years … Continue reading

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Peace.

At 4:00 A.M., exactly, the nurse came into my mother’s room, again. I had a barely slept, tossing and turning, listening to Mom. I was dozing when she came in. I was frustrated to be disturbed again. Mom had begun … Continue reading

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“Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night…”

DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end … Continue reading

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Fear, No Pictures.

I wanted to write a happy post today. I really did. I have procrastinated all morning. Watching old recordings on my DVR, bringing my free space to a respectable number again… trying to think of topics that work. However, the … Continue reading

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The Middle… Words of Gratitude

Recently I’ve found myself powerfully tuned in  to the world around me. Colors are brighter (the foliage blows my mind daily!); music moves me more than usual; I notice people around me and see them with fresh eyes. There are … Continue reading

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