At the intersection of gratitude and want…

At the intersection of gratitude and want…

If we are truly grateful, can we want? It’s on the top of my mind lately, as hubby and I go through the rigors of having our house on the market. It’s a great house, nothing wrong with it … and I truly am grateful that we’ve able to get here. So why we are selling? If we are really grateful, can we still want […]

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Why do I make this so haaarrrrd???

Why do I make this so haaarrrrd???

Pardon me for whinging but seriously….why do I make things so hard? When faced with a decision, it’s as if there is only ONE right answer, and disaster lies behind the wrong choice. Hardly. Life is a brilliant stream of non-stop decisions, every hour of every day. Certainly some deserve more debate than others. What I’m having for dinner doesn’t demand as much thought as […]

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The Traveling Circus

The Traveling Circus

Sit back, friends, it is story time. Finding ourselves completely burnt out, the Hubs and I decided that we needed a vacation. It had been years since we had gotten away and we needed to do it again. We decided to travel down to North Carolina to visit with my mother-in-law and do all of the fun things along the way. Mammoth Caves. Check. Gatlinburg. […]

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Catholics and Other Creatures

Catholics and Other Creatures

Get to source. It’s the first in my list of 10 little rules for a blissy life, the guiding mantra that underpins the rest of the philosophy. And still, I forget. I was raised Roman Catholic, in an Irish-German family that put tradition and duty above personal fulfillment or enlightenment. Not that there wasn’t love; it was just that this love seemed to me to […]

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Whispers and Creativity

Whispers and Creativity

It was a long, long time ago.  I still remember it as sharply as a sunny summer day.  The advice was heartfelt and genuine and I bought it without question.  It took me decades to discover that although delivered “in my best interest,”  it was not the truth for me.  And now, in retrospect, the only thing that matters is that I did not know […]

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Enough

Enough

Searching. Striving. Working. Persevering. Pushing through. Sometimes it’s necessary; if your car ends up in a snowbank there’s work to be done to free it. But does life have to be lived this way as a matter of course? What compels us to do more, have more, be more, when in reality, at our essence, we are enough? Hubby and I are in the midst […]

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This is Charlie

This is Charlie

This is Charlie, living his bliss. Charlie has served his country, his family and his community in ways that are amazing to watch. And he’s learning the violin. “Well, it took 52 years, but I finally took the plunge. I just completed my very first music lesson. I’ve always wanted to  learn music and how to play the violin. THANK YOU Sue, for an awesome […]

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Rule #1 – Get To Source

Rule #1 – Get To Source

In our hyper-connected, hyper-goal oriented world, the rush of things becomes a constant undercurrent to my day.  How can we hear our hearts speaking their truth when there is so much noise and turbulence? Drowned out by the phone, radio, TV, neighbor, co-worker, spouse, child, the heart would have to scream to be heard. In fact, my heart did scream. I found myself mired in […]

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