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Complaining is Optional

Complaining is Optional

Over the weekend I had the amazing fortune of spending extended periods of time with a group of people who had somewhat dissimilar backgrounds and traditions than I am accustomed to.  Sharing this  time with people who are different than I am, reminds me of the...

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The Remedy

The Remedy

During my season of working in the hospital as a Pediatric ICU nurse we treated all sorts of patients.  Many had ailments that were familiar to me.  Other diagnoses were new and there was so much to learn.  No matter what current situation landed the patient in the...

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January Jeans

January Jeans

I’ve noticed a common conversation topic that comes up frequently among family, friends and colleagues around this time of the New Year.  Whether someone is making an attempt at “Dry January” (aka no alcohol) or a new diet or exercise program many of us have a sense...

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Decorations & Emotions

Decorations & Emotions

When my partner Ernest and I started out as a young family we didn’t have a lot of storage space.  We began celebrating together in the early 90’s.  We had a few decorations and lights, and not much else. Some years we added a Christmas tree but that was our annual...

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Possibilities

Possibilities

Exactly one year ago today, I awoke in a state of confusion amidst what seemed like a bluish ice toned world around me.  The air was still and cool.  I was observing myself lying down, but I was outside of my body.  The physical body itself was separate from me.  And...

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Mourning is Selfish.

Mourning is Selfish.

Huh? Just reading that sentence should make your stomach turn.  Yet I hear this so often when trying to help others make space for their grief.  In the last post we talked about the word “selfish.”  We challenged our use of the word, and opened to the fact that the...

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