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Hello Again, Hello

Hello Again, Hello

“Hello, my friend, hello Just [blogged] to let you know I think about you ev’ry night When I’m here alone And you’re there at home, hello ~ Neil Diamond, “Hello Again” As I write this I wonder if you still visit here. Do you still watch for my posts? Do you read them? If so,
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Mac vs. Windows: Reframing My Experience as a Victim of Abuse

Mac vs. Windows: Reframing My Experience as a Victim of Abuse

A close friend of mine shared the following thoughts with me after a discussion we had on abuse, shame, and our life experiences. It is easy to feel like a second class citizen when you discover your upbringing is so incredibly different than those around you. Sometimes that is a real difference, sometimes it is
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Free Your Mind: Mind Mapping for the Pinball-Brained Writer

Free Your Mind: Mind Mapping for the Pinball-Brained Writer

I. Love. Mind mapping! I probably learned this skill way back in elementary school–or maybe it was Jr. High?–for brainstorming. You know. Write your main idea in the center and circle it, add tangent lines for all the pieces connected to said idea, group like with like. It usually turns out looking like a snowflake
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Gratitude in Action

Gratitude in Action

Gratitude conjures for me thoughts of words expressed and notes written. It’s always saying thank you. It’s being aware of what I have and how lucky/blessed/privileged I might be. But this weekend, as I served lunch to low income/homeless members of my community, I realized my gratitude needs to be more than an attitude or
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Fresh Starts

Fresh Starts

Don’t you ever want a fresh start? A way to make today the day, the beginning, without people looking over your shoulder at all the Past you’re pulling behind you. Some trunks burst with pain and heartache and shame while others–often the heaviest ones–overflow with the emptiness of broken promises and unrealized dreams? My sad attempts at social
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What will you create in 2013?

What will you create in 2013?

Hello 2013!!!! I’m so glad you’re here! Odd years, oddly enough, tend to be my better years. Not sure whether that’s because even years have historically been such a let down (oh the examples I could give you!) or because the universe is telling me to embrace my oddness–AWKWARD FTW!–, but I tend to look forward to
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Embrace the Possibilities

Embrace the Possibilities

When we turn off all the noise, the possibilities become endless. What possibilities are waiting for you?