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What Will My 2019 One-Word Resolution Be?

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ~T.S. Eliot Every year around this time, I start creating my own personal year-in-review mental slideshow. I know it’s a little early. It’s still November. I haven’t even put up my Christmas tree yet. But I feel like I […] Read more…

Fakesgiving: Co-Parenting During the Holidays

I don’t have my children for Thanksgiving this year. The good news is that this means I get the kids for Christmas. But on Thanksgiving, the kiddos will be eating turkey and stuffing with their father. I’ve been co-parenting for nearly five years now. For five years, the parent who gets Thanksgiving, doesn’t get Christmas, […] Read more…

To Whom It May Concern

Dear Pets, The last four weeks post-surgery have been rough.  And when I say rough, I mean I’ve been rotating the same comfy pants and baggy shirts for over four weeks.  I’ve been keeping medication charts.  I’ve been taking naps.  I’ve watched more tv in the last month than I probably have in the entire […] Read more…

5 Word Friday: My Current Status As Told By a Dog and a Cat

Sixteen days ago I had a hysterectomy. And for 16 days, I’ve never been more aware of every ache and pain in my body, every wave of intense fatigue and every limitation that reminds me I’m in the middle of recovering from major surgery. Despite all that, I remain positive that I’ll continue to get […] Read more…

15 Inspiring Cheryl Strayed Quotes About Life and Living

I’m a sucker for a good quote. There’s something about making connections between someone else’s words and my own life that makes me pause and think. Whether that pause is to soak in inspiration, wisdom, humor, motivation, an aha moment, or a sense of belonging, I jot down those quotes that speak to me in […] Read more…

Balance: My One-Word Resolution for 2017

I think it all started with a running injury. Then I noticed my hair was falling out. Later it was the tightening of my clothes. Sprinkled in there was the increase in debilitating headaches. Before I knew it, I was ending 2016 waiting for the results of my third cancer scare within six months and […] Read more…

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