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Sitting in the Sadness

For many reasons, both personal and global, my heart is heavy. I type this and I try to understand. The only thing that seems to help is writing. Journaling, blogging, and just putting words out of my head in some way. I understand that my sadness is for myself, for people close to me, for […]

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Decisiveness

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. – Mary Kay Ash If there’s one thing I have noticed in those around me who struggle, it is that they lack the ability to make a decision. Whether that means in a timely fashion, without the input of far […]

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A Grand Relationship

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. – Sam Levenson I do not have children; however, this quote struck me as highly amusing since I am now an adult and can see the perspective of parenting from a broader view. As one who was fortunate enough to […]

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Ikigai

In Japan, there is a term – ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy) – which roughly means “reason for being”. It’s been featured in many articles, but just one was in Forbes, which you can read about here, and where I got the diagram/visual below. I found this fascinating when I was first introduced to it, because it’s […]

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Accepting LOVE

We accept the love we think we deserve. – Stephen Chbosky, Author. From “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” This short sentence says so much to me. We are bombarded from all sides with the “ideas” of what love should be, should look like, should feel like, or how it should be projected to another. […]

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Musical Moments

For me, life has an endless soundtrack. Some people see their memories in colors, or smells, or maybe as little black & white movies, or a faded snapshot of a moment, but I see mine BOLD and almost always set to music. Maybe I watched a lot of films, but for me, almost every memory […]

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Multipotential..what?!

Pardon me while I get FULLY excited for a moment.  In a world where we sometimes (often times) don’t always fit the “mold” of what is around us, the TED Talk below was one that really resonated with me.  I used to beat myself up (a LOT) about not having a “dream” destiny/career/life path or […]

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Be Proud of Yourself

What I have accomplished? What am I proud of?  The Blog “The Melanated Writer” inspired me to take inventory of my own moments of achievement and pride, and think about how I diminish them. It is SO strange though (still) to feel like “bragging” about what I have done is NOT some bad thing. It […]

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Perceived vs. True Relationship Markers

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A Gratitude Attitude

“Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy!” – Anne Frank COVID-19 not only infects our bodies with sickness, but it really has found a way to infect our minds, moods, and spirits. I wanted to spend a moment reflecting on things I am grateful for, in the […]

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