Category Archives: Reflections

OneWord 2018

Wayyy back, in 2011, I joined the OneWord movement. My collection of OneWords has been: 2011 Joy 2012 Joy (again…hmm) 2013 Enough 2014 Impatience 2015 Acceptance 2016 Next 2017 never did get its own word probably due to my ongoing adjustment to retirement, or more precisely, semi-retirement. … Continue reading

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Joy and Sorrow

Joy and Sorrow: side-by- side, interwoven, enmeshed. Each important. Each deserving of attention. One, more demanding. To experience both is to wonder at life beyond myself. To embrace both makes me more fully human. Today I sing a broken Hallelujah … Continue reading

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Just How Narrow is That Door?

As I approach my third year of retirement, or more like semi-retirement I’m still looking for balance. Every so often, I find it. It is comfort, peace, happy, joy…it is good! But then, world events, family messiness, and the never-ending … Continue reading

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#Selfreg Santa

Out of our dozen grandchildren several are rather sensitive, but none as much as Noah. He’s also musical, athletic, articulate, and wise beyond his almost 3 years. Noah was born on Christmas Day 2013 and we assumed he’d embrace all … Continue reading

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#Courage

My heart is with the students, staff, and parents of @abbysenior as they head back to school today. While you can’t know most of the people sending love and thoughts, we are intertwined in this tragedy by our love. Whether … Continue reading

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Endurance Self-Reg Style

The secret of life? To endure. If my memory is even somewhat accurate this was the ending of one of my all time favorite books, Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her quote parallels the sage advice I often … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Kids

To my beloved children (TLC): Yesterday Derek (my in law in training ;)) posted this on Facebook: I agree with Derek, I love THIS. I love that Noah is in a daycare that celebrates diversity. “It is important to teach … Continue reading

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From My Heart

My heart is too small. It wants to carry everything. From the joy of grandchildren to the wrenching sadness of people displaced from their homelands; extremes that weave through my heart on a daily-sometimes hourly basis. Joy alongside angst, how is that … Continue reading

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Self-Regulation: Give Me 5!

The best part of retirement, which in reality has become semi-retirement, is having time to invest in things that/people who, matter to me. Flexibility to hang out with friends, family, and grandchildren in the MIDDLE of the day just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Close Your Eyes; What Do You See?

It’s curious that as I’ve aged I’ve become more of who I was as a child. Before my friends and family chime in with a resounding, ‘grow up’, let me explain. One of my deep abiding memories, more explicit than … Continue reading

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