writing

Thanks For the Gift of the Challenge, Bradley Will!

It was a bit like having thirty little mystery packages to open one at a time during this thirty-day blogging challenge with you, Bradley. Each day was the unwrapping of a little box in my mind to see what was in there and what wanted to come out and show up through words. There are…

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Questions That Grace the End of Each Day

There is a beautiful story, one of many, in My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. It is a story I have shared over the years with many audiences, most recently with professional caregivers as they sometimes struggle and feel frustration with how to be present with those…

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Mind Mapping Thankfulness

A studio Big windows overlooking the ocean And meadows Sun streaming through Azure blue of water and sky that clears my mind And makes me feel light Bare wood floors illuminated with a golden glow My imaginary space To which I go Frequently   Today The walls are painted with whiteboard paint Spacious Expansive Open…

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A Magnificent Caregiver and a Mystery – Both

This is the thing about writing of any kind. I never know what is going to emerge after the first sentence. In yesterday’s blog I happened to recall the morning I was struck by a certain memory of my father and the unexpected, surprise moment that followed that memory. Today when I dated my morning…

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Early Morning Writing- My Own Caregiving

I am barely going to beat the clock on this blog! Each morning for going on a year and a half I have relished following The Miracle Morning practice, so beautifully crafted by Hal Elrod. I do not miss a day even if it means getting up an hour or more earlier than planned. Silence,…

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Beautiful Words and Caregiving

Hundreds of words and images incessantly swirled through my mind all night long. “Sleep” was not among them in either category. Somewhere in the swirling I was reminded of the story of Christopher Nolan, an English writer who won several awards for his poetry and autobiography. He also authored a novel. His was a mind…

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May

Walking the park path today, which so often seems new rather than usual, I was reflecting on how many times during my years in education I observed the growth, hatching, and release of butterflies in the month of May…joyful in sending them off to freedom, wings taking them to who knows where, nourished by nature…

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