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Practice

Yoga requires practice. I've been practicing it for almost two years and have so much to learn. I'm amazed when I even miss a few days at how tightly bound I become. Sports require practice. Music does. I feel like relationships do. After 33 years of marriage, I find myself still practicing at being a… Continue reading Practice

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Soul Clutter

One of my supervisors challenged me a few years ago to name the best spiritual book I'd read all year. I knew I gave a strange answer when I said, It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh, a professional organizer of television fame. The supervisor cocked both his head and his eyebrow at my clearly… Continue reading Soul Clutter

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Over and Next

At age 93, when asked what his best thinking was about life, TV legend Norman Lear replied, "It can be summed up in two words: Over and Next. If there were a hammock hung between those two words, that would be living in the moment." His words were a gift to me. I write and… Continue reading Over and Next

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Love=Noticing

It's Valentines Week, the time of year when we become Love focused for a bit. Some people feel sad during this time if romance isn't in the picture. That's unfortunate and it seems far more productive to focus on just upping our love game in general. Lately I've been writing and speaking about the art… Continue reading Love=Noticing

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Whispers

I never knew why older people cried at weddings. It seemed obvious to me that it was  a happy time. I didn't get it. I met Julie when I was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M. We decided to be roommates the next year and have been close friends since then. I'll never forget the… Continue reading Whispers

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Attention

If you read my last entry, you are aware that last week I had to move almost everything from inside the house to the garage to get ready for ceiling and floor work at our home. I ended the week sore, bruised and really sick of my stuff. It was particularly difficult in the pantry,… Continue reading Attention

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A Few Thoughts on Marriage…and Geese

A wise man once told my husband and me to think of our marriage as "the goose that laid the golden egg." After I processed through a few weird visual images, I started to get it.  He meant our marriage partnership was stronger and more productive than either of us was apart.  He was trying to… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Marriage…and Geese