Category Archives: Living Life

Time for Possibility

pos·si·bil·i·ty [päsəˈbilədē] NOUN 1. a thing that may happen or be the case: 
synonyms: chance · likelihood · probability · hope · risk 2. the state or fact of being likely or possible; likelihood: 
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Express Gratitude

‘Tis the season… “People who come to recognize the benefit of navigating narrow spots with patience, presence, faith, intention, humor and community find expressing gratitude to be the beginning of giving back.” Ruth Bachman (Growing Through the Narrow Spots, 2013) … Continue reading

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The 3 A’s

Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing,the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond … Continue reading

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Hands

Hands tell a lot about a person. Take a look at yours. Hands are the original and ultimate tool. Before AT&T they were the way we reached out and touched someone. Some people are “handy,” able to “lend a hand.” … Continue reading

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Be Patient

I have written about this often.  It seems at this time of year that we are all particularly impatient to be outside, working in our gardens or walking in warm sunshine or welcoming the possibility of growth in our lives. … Continue reading

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Storytelling for Wholeness and Healing

I have known for sometime that telling the stories of our narrow spots is essential to healing. I recently had the opportunity to hear renowned storytellers Kevin Kling and Matthew Sanford in an informal conversation with Dr. Jon Hallberg. The … Continue reading

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It is a Glorious Fall Day

Today is one of those picture perfect days of September upon which travel brochures are created – warm in the sun, cool in the shade, too nice to ignore and too late to play hooky. So I came home from … Continue reading

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Transformation Is Like Tending a Garden

Change is inevitable. In the song, “Closing Time” there is a lyric, “Every new beginning comes at some other beginning’s end.” Transformation is intentional. While a gift of grace, it is purposeful and not effortless. Within the depths of winter, … Continue reading

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Does Parenting Ever End?

Last weekend, I was with a couple of women friends on a retreat – actually it was a slumber party – at a cabin in Northern Minnesota. During conversation that weekend, there were several opportunities to reflect on parenting experiences, … Continue reading

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My message is not just about cancer.

This week I had the privilege of being invited to share my message with a group of adults with various neurological diseases at the Fairview MS Achievement Center’s (MSAC’s) day program in St. Paul, MN. I was invited by the … Continue reading

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