Manifesting Miracles

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I was only in my twenties when I started dreaming about and planning my perfect life. But I didn’t just think about what I wanted and put the dream up on a shelf somewhere. I went about trying to “manifest” it. I have always enjoyed reading self-improvement and motivational books and one of the topics I learned about back then … Read More

How John Mulaney Helped Save My Life

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John Mulaney helped save my life. Okay, it wasn’t just John Mulaney. It was Tom Segura, Nick Swardson, Chad Daniels, Dan Cummins, Mark Normand and a whole lot of other comedians I had never heard of before. But John Mulaney was the first. You may think that sounds like the punchline to a good joke. And if you hear it … Read More

I Had To Laugh

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I’ve always loved to make people laugh. I’m not sure when I developed that characteristic. Although I was somewhat shy when I was younger, I was always willing to “play the fool” if it made people laugh. I sometimes even thought that bringing joy is part of my life’s purpose. Of course, not everyone gets my sense of humor. I … Read More

Reaching out for love

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“We rise by lifting others “. ~ Robert Ingersoll I’m a widow. On top of that, I have health problems and I go through depression at times. All of those things are a lot harder if you feel like you have to go through them alone. I’ve always been a very independent person and not the kind who likes to … Read More

Don’t call it his Angelversary

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There is a word that I learned after Tom died that really kind of rubs me the wrong way. The word is “Angelversary”. It’s supposed to be a word to remind people of the day they lost a loved one and to put some sort of a positive spin on it. Like “Ohhhh, he became an angel today.” I think … Read More

Undomesticated Woman

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“You’ll know when you have a wild woman. She can’t be missed or mistaken. She will be bold, a free spirit. A woman who will not allow herself to be held to a standard, or a “norm”. She is her own leader and makes her own choices. She’s outspoken, dirty mouthed, and unapologetically passionate about what (and who) she loves.”  … Read More

Barred Owls – Symbols of Power and Protection

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I live on a beautiful two-acre piece of wooded property that is home to a lot of wonderful wildlife. One of my favorite creatures that have always been here, even before we built our home, are the barred owls. Barred owls are HUGE birds with wingspans that can reach up to almost four feet. They are also very good at … Read More

Power of the printed word

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All of the recent talk about fake news reminded me of one of my early lessons about the power of the printed word. When I first started writing in my early 30’s I was very idealistic. I considered myself a “motivational writer” and I would write things about going after your dreams or not accepting things in life that made … Read More

Birds, butterflies and other blessings

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The first thing I do every morning, even though it is still dark when I wake up, is to go outside and take a walk around our little woods and start counting the birds and other forms of wildlife that make up my daily blessings. My eyes are usually still blurred with sleep and that, combined with the darkness of … Read More

Unlikely friends

 I was one of those people who were lucky enough to meet and marry my perfect partner and experience real, true love. I know not everyone gets to have that and I never took for granted how lucky I was to have my husband in my life. My love for him was so intense, that I just never thought I … Read More

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