Do I Have To Be Grateful?!
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  I must confess,  I have had a bit of resistance to gratitude. And, when Thanksgiving would roll around I knew I was going to be bombarded with “gratitude expectations.” Ugh! Before you think I’ve gone negative, or lost my marbles, please read on… How many of you have been reminded to be grateful right smack in the middle of a crisis? The spouse cheats, … Continue reading

Does Trying To Protect Yourself From Disappointment Really Make Your Life Better?
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  Sometimes the way life unfolds doesn’t seem fair, or at a minimum doesn’t seem to make sense. I have found, however, that if you are patient and dig deep – sometimes – you get magic. Surpassing reason or understanding it generally presents itself as a lovely and unexpected outcome. When I was married my ex-husband and I tried to start a family. I got pregnant … Continue reading

From Despair To Joy
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  One of my passions in life is architecture. As a child, my European born mother dragged me from country to country, touring endless churches, chapels and cathedrals. It was not a traditional childhood, but one that has given me a visceral appreciation for sanctuaries of all sorts. My favorite design principle relating to churches, specifically cathedrals, is that there is always a detail … Continue reading