Tag Archives: Life lessons

Hope for a New Year

“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 There are many ways to … Continue reading

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Doing by Your Own Choice

“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others.” – Alice Koller November was National Novel Writing Month, … Continue reading

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Strengthened by Our Challenges

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” — Eleanor … Continue reading

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More Joy in the World

“My hope is that you will harness your education, your creativity and your valor, your voice, your vote — reflecting on all that you’ve witnessed and hungered for, all that you know to be true — and use it to … Continue reading

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Lessons learned From Living Through a Pandemic

“Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” – Nicole Kidman When I wrote the previous blog post, we were at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Now we have … Continue reading

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Thriving . . . Not Just Surviving: Rachell Kitchen

“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” – Brené Brown Rachell Kitchen has faced significant trauma in her life, more than most people. She has not only … Continue reading

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Listening for Inspiration

“I have seen the healing power of good listening so often that I wonder if you’ve noticed it also. . . . Listening moves us closer, it helps us become more whole, more healthy, more holy.” – Margaret J. Wheatley … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Running . . . for Life

“Life is for participating, not for spectating.” – Kathrine Switzer This is a different blog post from what I intended to write. Over the past few months, I trained for my third annual half-marathon and faced some challenges. My intention … Continue reading

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Developing Good Habits

“Just because you’re struggling with self-discipline doesn’t mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you’ll stick to your healthier habits – even when you … Continue reading

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A Place of Comfort

“The path of least resistance has a lot going for it. The comfort zone isn’t where you lose yourself. It’s where you find yourself.” ― Meghan Daum We often talk nowadays about the need to get out of our comfort … Continue reading

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