Peace in Us

Peace is one of the most elusive yet desired states of being. Whether we realize it or not, peace is something for which we all search. Why do we crave comfort and familiar?  Because it feels peaceful. Why do we play to our strengths?  Because it feels comfortable and thus peaceful. I’m here to remind …

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Honoring the Command to Rest

“I just want to rest!” I commented to my friend Sunday morning. My mind, body and soul were aching to rest.  Regrettably, it was not to be last weekend.  I honored the Sabbath by attending church, but it was a whirlwind to get there, a rush the rest of the day until finally a collapse into bed …

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No Can Be Good

Look! A shiny round wheel! I jump on and run for what seems like forever. Legs wobbling and breathing labored, I soon realize my destination is the land of exhaustion…and I’m not sure how to get off. Life has transformed me into the proverbial hamster running on a wheel. Instead of saying yes without thinking, …

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A Call to Love

Lovingly waiting for slowly sputtered syllables, patiently assisting simple tasks, repeating and redirecting  fill each day.   It all begins anew in the morning if it hasn’t continued all night.  This is not a snippet of life with a young child; it is one of caring for a person with dementia. June is  Alzheimer’s and Brain …

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Wellness Sprint to Summer

“Slip, slidin’ away”…the lyrics to the ‘70’s song by Paul Simon echoed in my head.  I’m dating myself, but the words succinctly described my thoughts after an emotional roller coaster last week.  Sliding towards excuses rather than choices, I could feel wellness strides previously gained were slip, slidin’ away. So I decided to choose and …

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