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Finding A Soft Place to Land

Something came even more fully into my awareness this past weekend with all that is happening in our world right now.While I knew this in many ways about myself, it has in one sense caused me great inner angst the past three days, it has also challenged me to dig even deeper into what my values are – and how I can use my gifts to instill change, and do my part in helping create more lasting peace....more

Transition: A Doorway to Your Deeper Self

When it first began, I’d only hear it now and then. But as a pivotal chapter in my life was coming to a close, it became harder for me to ignore an inner whisper trying hard to get my attention. Yet I kept pushing down the feelings I didn’t want to deal with.I knew a transitional time for me was right around the corner, but it was too painful to think about. It meant I needed to let go of what was, and give thought to what was next....more

Have You Become More Human Because of Your Pets?

   Recently I posed this question on Facebook:  Do you think you have become more human because of your pets? If so, how?...more

The Love of a Mother

Barb, Cassy and Pat (Cassy’s Mom)Yesterday we welcomed Cassy’s mom, Pat, visiting from Florida, to our home. But most importantly, Cassy was excited to share with her mom, (and help put her mind at ease) that her new home is a place of comfort, love and security....more

Giving Up the Idea of Living a Balanced Life

Yesterday I attended a webinar where the speaker talked about getting to the core of what your passion is. Then once finding it, giving up the idea of trying to live a balanced life. The idea being that when you find your passion, it should then just meld in with your life. I love this....more
@SaigeSawe So true, Saige.more

What Brings You Joy? Stop. Think. Make a List.

Today Daily Word  talked about what it is that brings us joy.  They suggested creating a “joy chest” of photographs, quotes, ideas, etc. that we can refer to when looking for joy in our lives. I smiled thinking about my blog. I seem to capture all those things right here. But I also decided to make a list of what brings me joy....more

Life Happens While You are Busy Making Other Plans

A friend was cleaning out her photos and sent this one to me that she had taken of Frankie. My heart fluttered with love for my sweet girl. So many wonderful emotions flooded my heart when I looked at her....more

Think Dogs with IVDD Can't Live Happily? Think Again!

 Barbara TechelAward winning author of Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog book serieswww.joyfulpaws.com ...more

I Gave Up Shopping Years Ago. You Won't Find Me at the Mall on Black Friday.

I love this sweet little tree and nest that I walk by in the woods with Kylie...more
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