Category Archives: Holidays

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee I’ve started a blog post on another topic, but this time of year, I feel compelled to write about the New Year. In this … Continue reading

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Joie de Vivre in the New Year

“Joie de vivre is an attitude. It’s a decision you make to live a life of joy. It’s an invitation to this dance called life.” – Jamie Cat Callan The holiday season has drawn to a close, having gone by … Continue reading

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Our Best Intentions

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills When someone is going through trauma, I often say, “Take care of yourself during this traumatic time.” I wrote a blog post … Continue reading

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On the Brink of a New Year

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. . . . Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” –  … Continue reading

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Retreating Before Moving Forward

“Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.”  ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh The New Year has come and gone. I set my resolutions but felt the need for something more. I remembered a dream where … Continue reading

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Reason to Celebrate

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce  New Year’s Eve is for … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

“This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.” – Taylor Caldwell  The Advent season this year had its ups and downs for me. During the first week in December, I seemed to have two weeks of activity packed … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Love to You

Today, know that you are loved, and love yourself. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Better Than a New Year

“How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how … Continue reading

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