Inspirational

Course Corrections

Being in the driver’s seat requires both a steady hand and one flexible enough to adjust one’s navigation plan to accommodate the inevitable bumps in the road. The real captain of this vessel dubbed me “Captain Zig Zag” as I battled the waves in an attempt to maintain a ‘straight course’. Even with aircraft, there …

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Inside Out

Are you ever looking from the outside, trying to figure out or reach for something on the inside… or vice versa? Why are we rarely satisfied with what is…how can we ‘be’ with where we are and achieve this “living in the moment” everyone talks about? It may sound like a whimsical dream to some …

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Who Am I?

You know how you pass something repeatedly and then decide you just must find the underlying story behind it? That is how I felt about ‘Negro Mountain’ in Western Maryland…I knew there had to be a story. It turns out there are two versions – both having to do with battle, heroism ,Native Americans and …

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Lean On Me

Life’s gusting winds can bring down even the most deeply rooted. In spite of many odds, we are often able to hold on – there is someone or something to catch us and keep us from hitting the ground.The combination of the depths of our own being and faith and the power of those standing …

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Pamela

Today we filled your kitchen with laughter and your garden with love. I took a picture of the mural above your stove to share a tiny sampling of the vibrant colors and creative ideas you brought to life. We planted pansies and marigolds outside because it was a way to fill the gap and bring …

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Hiding

Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo introduced me to a wonderful poem last weekend – “Breaking Surface”. Through it, I realized again, how long I had been hiding, primarily from others. Why do we not wish to sing whom we really are, choosing to mumble instead? What keeps us in that space Marianne Williamson calls ‘playing …

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Stories

Given the opportunity, we respond well to deep exploration of who we are. However, we are more accustomed to inquiries about our professions and accomplishments and sometimes discover that we are initially less open to sharing the more personal landscapes within ourselves. This past weekend a group of women and I gathered at “Serenity On …

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Time To Play

Yes, play! When is the last time you played? Have you ever heard that in a 24-hour period it is recommended to spend 8 hours for work (that’s easy!) 8 hours for sleep (hmmm…challenging for many of us) and 8 hours for play (oh really?!) Play…for eight hours…most of us fall very short. I counted …

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