Tag: BALANCE

Breaking Free from the Imaginary Leash

Goldie’s leash is real, but Henry’s is imaginary. Hey FTG friends! In recent author talks for my book, Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness, I’ve been having fun sharing about the December 29 entry, Life Lessons From the Dog.

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The Gifts of the Season

No, I have not finished my holiday shopping! Grrr … I mean, Happy Tuesday! Every year it seems I get more and more Grinch-like when December rolls around. Maybe that’s not fair. I’m not really a Scrooge and I have

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Trees, Hats and Masks

The branches of a tree limb grow out in all different directions. They touch, they overlap, they split off into smaller branches. No two limbs are alike, and no two limbs have identical branches, but they are all part of

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Becoming A Human (Who Is) Being

I have struggled with low self-esteem most of my life and lived as a human doing, not a human being, trying to make up for what I felt was lacking. True or not, I grew up feeling like I could

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When I Prioritize Me, I Will Be Free!

Is compulsive behavior robbing you of joy? Do you say, “That’s it! I’m NOT going to do this anymore!” Or, “Starting tomorrow, I am going to do THIS every day!” But then the next time you’re faced with the choice,

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What the Buzzards Taught Me

Buzzard Metaphor: I just saw something I’ve never noticed before. (That happens a lot when I take the time to sit in nature without an agenda!) I am watching six or eight large birds. Buzzards maybe? When they fly, they

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Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures. We all need them. You know how it feels when you indulge: Delight! Wonder! Content! Serene! Comforted! Secure! Relaxing! Joyful! Your meter reading says “FULL.” It feels so good to practice a little self-care and yet I will

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