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The Gifts of Imperfection

Today is Day 6 of my writing challenge.  The word ‘challenge’ certainly rings true today. I can barely see the computer screen because I’m currently writing this from inside a mountain of snotty tissues. No amount of wool socks, cozy sweaters, mint tea or vegan peanut butter cookies seem to be making me feel better.… Continue reading The Gifts of Imperfection

Advice · Humor · Spirituality

Take the Damn Gift!

Day 5: Try Something New Tuesday We’ve all been in a situation like this… You and your friend have had a laughter-filled lunch of catching up together when the waiter brings the check. Your friend says, “I’ve got this,” as she pulls the billfold toward her. You say “I can’t let you do that,” or “No, let… Continue reading Take the Damn Gift!

Intentional Living · Lifestyle · Poetry · Spirituality

Mindfulness Monday—Blood Moon

Day 4: Mindfulness Monday “Blood Moon” Last night I stood under a canopy of stars staring at a swollen, tangerine moon on a bolt of Prussian blue silk stretched across the sky. I remembered how, as children we’d put a ball in our rainbow parachute; together we’d throw the ball up to the sky, higher than the clouds. Now it’s… Continue reading Mindfulness Monday—Blood Moon


Satirical Sunday—Card Declined

Day 3: Satirical Sunday—Declined Walking through the mall I smelled a mouthwatering smell. Intoxicating.  It was the unmistakeable scent of 100 baby marshmallows swimming in melted butter. OK, it wasn’t.  It turned out just to be a Mrs. Fields cookie kiosk. “Is there a VISA minimum?” I asked, knowing I didn’t have cash on me. The cashier,… Continue reading Satirical Sunday—Card Declined

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Speak with Nature Saturday—Dragonflies and Sacred Things

Writing Challenge Day 2: Speak with Nature Saturday Today Havarti and I went down to the pond. I found a quiet spot to sit. Havarti talked to the bumblebees and the wildflowers. I sat with my sacred little things, fresh air permeating my lungs. Earth. Fire. Air. Water. As I sat there in the stillness, two dragonflies… Continue reading Speak with Nature Saturday—Dragonflies and Sacred Things

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Foodie Friday—Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Today marks Day 1 of my writing challenge.  That means it’s Foodie Friday—and I’ve decided to share with you one of my favorite, most delicious and                                                            … Continue reading Foodie Friday—Quinoa Stuffed Peppers