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Entries tagged "peace"

June 29th 2014
I'm not waiting around anymore. It's time for me to do something.   HOW THIS HAPPENED: Last November I was scrolling through my... READ MORE
June 21st 2014
"Life is pain because we expect it to go differently," says a beautiful zen Buddhist priest sitting in front of... READ MORE
June 2nd 2014
The voices are constant. The distractions are never ending. The to-do list doesn't stop. The multi-tasking is incessant. By the time... READ MORE
April 19th 2014
I lost my Happy.  It seems to have taken a sabbatical and it's really affecting my life. Happy's nemesis, Worry, has been... READ MORE
February 7th 2014
I know all of the things that are wrong with me.      I have a history of regret in my... READ MORE
December 27th 2013
The last few years at work, we've had a word to focus on the whole year and everything we did went... READ MORE
December 20th 2013
Late one night recently, I step outside to let my puppies out only to glance up and find softly falling snowflakes... READ MORE
August 13th 2013
Yesterday, I took a walk. A long, peaceful walk on a rocky path in a field staring at the foothills... READ MORE
May 23rd 2013
I found her at an airport.      She was standing there           smiling                ready for our trip. It was our first trip together.     ... READ MORE
April 11th 2013
Kids in my day got spanked. Now kids get "time out." They sit in a particular chair in a certain... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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