Category Archives: Relationships

The Power of Human Connection

I listen to podcasts while on my (usual) daily walks. This morning’s podcast was so filled with wisdom that I stopped several times to take notes. I was listening to Brene Brown’s “Unlocking Us”, in which she interviews noteworthy experts. … Continue reading

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Communication That Builds Bridges

There is so much going on these days that can create misunderstanding and conflict. Even with the best of intentions, we can easily make the situations that are bad enough even worse. While we have a right to our opinions, … Continue reading

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Seek First to Understand

These are challenging times. We have been quarantined away from our loved ones for two or more months, have had nowhere to go but perhaps the grocery stores, and many are suffering severe economic hardship. While some people have shown … Continue reading

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Time Stands Still

The Coronavirus and Covid-19 have disrupted our lives immensely for about six weeks. You are most likely tired of talking about it and reading about it. Regardless of when or where it actually started, for most of us, it came … Continue reading

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Before It Is Too Late

I have often thought about life and death. Not in a morbid way, but in an inquisitive way. I have wondered about the frailty of life, and how some live a very long life, and others don’t. I am not … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to Thanksgiving?!

This morning I read one more blog about a home being all decorated for Christmas, and I must ask, why are people decorating earlier and earlier for Christmas? What has happened to Thanksgiving? I have seen the Christmas decorations in … Continue reading

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Judgment and Compassion

I have a quick question for you, my wonderful readers. In the past forty-eight hours, have you made a statement to anyone else judging someone else? The judging can take any form. It may be judging someone else’s decision(s). It … Continue reading

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Empathetic Texting

It is a given that communication occurs more now through texting than by face to face or phone. I wish it were not so, but it is. Me too. I find that it is much easier to send a text … Continue reading

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Mothers and Mother’s Day

Everyone reading this shares a common experience. All have, or have had, a mother. This is true even if you and your mother were separated at birth. Who mothered you may be the woman who adopted you, or a grandmother … Continue reading

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“People Will Never Forget……..”

We may never know the impact our words and actions have on others. Or if and when we do, it may be many years later. I had two examples of this in recent days, and I am still amazed by … Continue reading

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