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Practicing letting go of expectations and going with the flow…the lessons of Fiji


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It seems like forever ago that we left home. Our time away has been interesting. We had only a few days in Sydney before we headed over to Fiji. Exploring Australia has been left to the end of the trip. We were excited to check out Fiji and sad to leave Sydney. Sydney was a […]

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Lots of Changes brings New Beginnings


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It’s not by accident that after a delayed occupancy on my condo, the date of occupancy actually lines up with the eve of the December New Moon.  New Beginnings! Life is starting to settle down. At least that’s what I keep telling myself but the truth is, I know that although I am establishing some […]

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Beginnings and Endings or Endings and then Beginnings…the flow of life


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Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of the first major surgery. What a ride it has been. Yesterday marked the first day of the rest of my new life with David.  Beginnings and endings. You can’t have one without the other. Today I celebrate the functioning of my body in a different way than I […]

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Walking On The Edge…


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Yesterday I walked the Edgewalk of the CN Tower with my son, Philip, harnessed in, hanging over the edge, 1168 feet above the ground, not hanging on to anything, apparently a world setting event.  This plan came from Christmas of 2012, where the boys and I gave gifts of time and Philip and I decided […]

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From Doing to Being to Doing while Being


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My body is physically healing and I am finding strength to get back to routines and feel more “normal”.  Historically, it is in those moments when I have had the most energy to write. The reality is that I haven’t written much the last few weeks.   Life has taken a different turn for me yet […]

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Unconsciousness to Consciousness…finally waking up!


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What a ride this healing journey has been! The roller coaster that has steep inclines and unpredictable declines has started to have some sharp turns left to right. It really is the journey of life, all of our lives. How tight I hung on at first, afraid to open my eyes, afraid to let go, […]

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Sweet Surrender…


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Surrendering to my body has been the theme of the last week. The first couple of weeks, I wanted to do, do anything and everything that would speed up my recovery so I could get on with my life, until I realized THIS is my life, being present in my body, on this journey, right […]

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The car shopping vortex and enjoying the ride of life!


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As someone who struggles to attach to physical possessions in any meaningful way, you can imagine my angst when it’s time to go car shopping.  It’s not the top of my priority list and although I try to get excited about the thought of a new car, it just doesn’t resonate through me.  I’m not […]

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Birthday Surprises and Gratitude…


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I remember the day back in the dead of winter when my dear friend Maryanne told me to block off a couple of dates in the spring as she had some surprises planned for my birthday.  She was giddy with excitement and I remember feeling how much I wanted to know what she was excited […]

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Life in a Washing Machine


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I recently spent a glorious week living on a 60 foot catamaran diving night and day as we sailed through the Exumas.  It was my own rendition of Survivor, 9 people coming together as strangers, add in a crew of four from all over the world, all sharing close quarters, becoming more intimate as the […]

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