We always have choices.

When you have a lot of good options, sometimes it helps to make a list (and check it way more than twice)

The phrase “embarrassment of riches” has always perplexed me, because I don’t think abundance is anything to be embarrassed about. It is, however, something to be appreciated. That is why, this #thankyouthursday, I am grateful for good options. Most weeks I don’t have much trouble selecting a #thankyouthursday subject. There are always plenty of possibilities […]

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election night crying with fear and hope

Love wins even though Hillary didn’t: Moving forward from the election

Some might say it’s too soon for post-election talk of silver linings, optimism and hope. But too bad. Because I can’t keep moping. Grieving, yes. I will be grieving for quite some time. But action requires energy, and so I’ve got to raise my vibration. First, the feels It is pretty hard to get past something […]

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Lessons from a houseplant: how undeveloped potential leads to dead weight and dismay (Also: VOTE!)

As you may or may not already know, I am the caretaker of a French lavender plant named Lilah. Potential can take you by surprise Back in August I wrote about Lilah’s inspiring-slash-alarming growth spurt. In mere hours, she went from looking like this…: …to  looking like this: Sometimes, opportunity blossoms The sudden appearance of […]

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Gentle guidance means choosing love over fear.

Gentle guidance will always lead the way (so long as we allow it)

I am grateful for gentle guidance. Lately I have felt off-kilter, a bit blown about, and most definitely caught up in my own head. Getting sick didn’t help (although off-brand Advil did). Fortunately, in recent days I have remembered that gentle guidance is always accessible. Gentle guidance is always around It’s usually not more than a breath […]

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Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken is also a song

Caring community is so infinitely more satisfying than pseduo-solitude

To my caring community: If you don’t already get weekly #thankyouthursday emails from me, the below is a glimpse of what would have landed in your inbox this morning if you did. The subject line always completes the sentence “I am grateful for…” (Today’s subject line was “Caring Community”): Sorry about the subject line—I know “caring community” […]

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