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    Riding the Waves

    Riding the waves, as life evolves and the days of summer pull me along. the rushing of the rapids, threatening to toss me into unknown oblivion. the calm, steady parts, soothe my soul and calm. No matter the rhythm of the current, I…

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    New Habits vs. the Old

    Today finds me sitting in a coffee shop, listening to the buzz. Students rushing in before class, some customers squinting at their laptop screens, while others hover together sharing tales of their life. Plugging in my ear buds, I soften the noises around me. Ed Sheeran…

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    Caution: Runaway Mom

    I love my kids, my husband and my life. But, I also love the times when I can step away from daily routines and focus on my own interests - with minimal interruptions. So, when I have the opportunity to be a runaway mom, I take…

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    Lessons Learned From My Parents

    Today I am mapping out the week that lies ahead and I hope to get a few moments of to just breathe and decompress. Secretly, I enjoy these undisturbed moments. A time out, of sorts. One of the significant lessons,…

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    Conquering Stage Fright

    Stage fright is a master of disguise that has been perfected over many centuries of existence. Quite similar to the survival of the cockroach. If not conquered it definitely multiplies and creates an infestation of disappointment. It starts small; an annoying, nagging feeling that churns deep…

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    Simply Being

    There are moments when I sit and wonder. Releasing my mind. Allowing it to wander. Pondering questions of  events that occurred a few hours before. Or possibly questions that have been evolving for years. Simply being stubborn. Allowing the past to take up space.…

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    Hiking with Family 101

    With vacation behind us, I plugged in the camera's SIM card and watched the photos jump into my computer. Smiling faces, funny poses, and the beautiful presence of our family are now documented and preserved. I promised a glimpse at our…

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    Celebrating A Gift In My Life

    A birthday is upon us. It’s a day of celebrating. To call the person. To visit. Meet for lunch. To hug and whisper “Happy Birthday” in their ear as you hold them tight. Cake. Ice Cream. Candles blazing. Begging to be blown…

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    Making Miles of Memories

    I survived. The travels with the family are complete. No one got left behind.  And despite the normal wear and tear caused by family togetherness, everyone is in one piece. Taking a break from writing for the week, I buckled myself in for…

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    Beauty in Life

    Opening my eyes to the beauty in life is not enough.  My mind and heart need to be open, as well. Once this is posted, I will be knee-deep in Spring Break Madness. Craziness will indeed be taking place, as my…