Here are my thoughts

Be Present. Be Joy-filled. Be Open.

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Sometimes my sons will cross their arms in defiance when plans change.  They will furrow their brows and stick out their lower lip.  They will mutter, ‘I don’t WANT to do that.’ I... READ MORE

Running towards ‘X’

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Its the time of year when creativity cascades forth like a snow-melt filled river.  I feel almost out of control with all the ideas, plans, dreams and aspirations that tumble and swell trying... READ MORE

Winter Wisdom

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I have always admired my younger sister’s ability to connect with the elderly.  She exudes calm and softness, and I believe those in their winter season can sense her oasis of peace and... READ MORE

Quenched

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This is a post regarding a little solo trip I took late last summer.  It was filled with memories that I return to often in my weeks.  Especially when I feel parched.  When... READ MORE

Clean

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We are enjoying a rare phenomenon in these parts.  Over the past few days we were gifted with mounds of snow and quiet solace and sweet memories. Miss Freyja, our ever faithful and... READ MORE

A new Beginning

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I am back.  Revisiting my blog after so much time of leaving it dormant feels a little bit like visiting a home I once lived in.  I’ve poured so much life into this... READ MORE

Spring for the Soul

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The sweetness of spring is evident in the Willamette Valley.  Plum and Cherry trees sprinkle their pink confetti joyfully across new green turf, buds pop out of seemingly dead branches.  Birds sing a... READ MORE

The woman I want to be.

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“I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.” — Diane von Furstenberg We have new Cayuga ducklings.  They’re more adorable than... READ MORE