Monthly Archives: July 2015

Mental Gardening

28 July 2015 We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us. ~Neil deGrasse Tyson   This morning, in the middle of … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Inside Friendship

24 July 2015 It is not selfish to love oneself.  A person can give so much to their friends that there is literally nothing left for them.  This is where lonely despair and exhaustion can enter in.  I know this … Continue reading

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Inside Friendship

21 July 2015 Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt   I spent last weekend in the company of women.  All of us present  were related, … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Heroism, Close and Personal

17 July 2015 Courage is found in unlikely places.  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien As I looked at the people in my life this week thinking of their hero stories, it occurred to me to turn the viewer around to face the … Continue reading

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Heroism, Close and Personal

14 July 2015   I fell in love with a guy when I was 18.  In the forty years since, that love has wobbled and wavered, been tested in a 1,000 different ways, and felt as if it has broken … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Being What We Are

10 July 2015 My eye is still twitching.  The work I’ve done around it, both physical and emotional, hasn’t made it go away.  I wish it had.  I wish that there was always a direct relationship between effort out and desired … Continue reading

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Being What We Are

7 July 2015   Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.  There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen     It’s so tempting to want to be what … Continue reading

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