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Mindful Monday

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Today is the kick off of  Mindful Mondays! This idea came to me as I was meditating one evening and it seemed to resonate with me. Every Monday I plan to write about a topic and share how having a mindful practice can help center your life & ultimately give you… Continue reading Mindful Monday

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5 years ago today…

Since I woke up this morning, this day has felt odd.  The skies were angry and storms passed through every hour, darkening the sky to a nighttime gray.  The rain was heavy, furious as it fell creating a calming yet aggressive presence on our tin roof.  The winds sliced through the trees bringing branches down… Continue reading 5 years ago today…

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I’m strong but I am scared

I am writing today because I am scared. It’s been 23 days since my toenail removal surgery and 5 day inpatient stay at University of Virginia Hospital. I know what you are thinking… a toenail removal surgery? Seriously? 5 days in the hospital for a toenail removal? Yes..yes, I am being serious. As you all… Continue reading I’m strong but I am scared

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the words that heal me

  This past week I have been struggling with writing my blog. I have had an intense week of pain shadowed by the inability to write a quick (but fabulous) post. The combination of the two became overwhelming frustrating as I racked my tired and overstimulated brain for an article that would rock the world. Needless… Continue reading the words that heal me

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When warriors cry

The pain is blinding today. I can’t see clearly & sounds from around the room vibrate through my body, setting off flares throughout my nervous system.  It changes from moment to moment. And as I get use to the burning sensation it manifests into a stabbing – pulsating pain. My nerves are jumping. Literally. My… Continue reading When warriors cry