Category Archives: Life

Dealing with the damages

I spend most of my days with children. Some days I am with children who are functional. Other days I am with children who function differently. Society has lots of labels for this second set, labels that are mostly polite … Continue reading

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Higher Thoughts: Getting Unstuck

I am an over-thinker. I get hung up on what people say and what they don’t say. I obsess about what I say and how I think people may have interpreted what I said. It may be a bit neurotic, … Continue reading

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Higher Thoughts: Pre-Problem Solutions

I have the memory of an elephant. An elephant with short term memory loss. So in order to ensure that I get things accomplished I have to make lists and use calendars and the like to remind myself of what … Continue reading

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Masters of our domain

Google defines self-discipline as the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it. I love that definition because it perfectly describes what happens when I receive a gift of chocolate Continue reading

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Growing Periods

Every spring I have listened to a few inclined girlfriends talk about their gardening. I withstand the stories about mulching, watering and bugs and have even eaten from the harvest of their vegetable plots. I have never been interested. This … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me!

Yes! That’s right, it’s my birthday! Okay, so it’s not my birthday today. It was actually last Thursday that I officially increased a year in age. But I have to say this has been my best birthday in a while. … Continue reading

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Higher Thoughts: Just Stop

I woke up this morning feeling restless. And if I am honest it didn’t just start this morning. In fact, the past couple weeks I have been simmering in a low level of anxiety as I bob from one life drama to … Continue reading

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