Tag Archives: Self Compassion

Three Ways that We are Special in the Universe

13.7 billion years ago, our universe began to expand. We know this because it is sung in the theme song of The Big Bang Theory, though they round up to 14. You and I began to evolve as the first … Continue reading

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This is My Life Now

Do any of these lamentations fit? I used to be married or had a relationship. I used to have a job I liked. I used to have more money. I used to have lunch with mom every Sunday but she … Continue reading

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Unplugging

Unplugging had a strange effect on me. Before I left for my favorite B&B on the shore of Lake Michigan, I left greetings on my business and personal cell phones that I would not be returning calls for a week. … Continue reading

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Check Your Check Book

As I was recording some expenses in my checking program, it occurred to me that a quick measure of the quality of a life is how many checkbook entries are classified as gifts, contributions, entertainment, leisure or personal care. There … Continue reading

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Can Apples be Awesome?

I know you have heard, even said, such things as: “I bought some awesome apples today.” “I just saw an awesome movie.” It is not that an apple or a movie could never be awesome. It is that I do … Continue reading

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Our Collections

I write, play the violin, make soup, dance.  I have a wine I like, some porcelain statues, a bunch of neckties, two cats.  I could go on. These are all shards of the mosaic called “ME.” Some people collect stuff, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol, 2015

We see them almost every day. They are sitting or walking on the street as if they have nowhere to go and nothing better to do. We look past them and go on our way. If they would only stop … Continue reading

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Vampires and Zombies and Plasmodia – Eeuw!

Halloween has slithered by and National Geographic gave us an article in its November, 2014 issue that is creepier than finding a worm in your gummy worms.  “Real Zombies” provides a look into the world of organisms that inhabit other … Continue reading

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You Are Here

Stephen Crane, a nineteenth century novelist and poet wrote: A man said to the universe  “Sir, I exist.” “However,” replied the universe “The fact has not created in me “A sense of obligation.” When I was a teenager, I thought … Continue reading

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Are You There, George?

Several actors have played God. They include Charlton Heston (1990), Alanis Morissette (1999), Morgan Freeman (2003). Charlton Heston had some previous experience having played Moses and John the Baptist. God has a range of personalities: stern (Heston), whimsical (Morissette), genial … Continue reading

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