Musings

Quote of the Day: Maya Angelou

‘Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.’ -Maya Angelou I watched the Netflix documentary recently, featuring stories from Michelle Obama’s tour to promote her book Becoming.  Both times I’ve read the book, I cried.  Of course, I cried watching the documentary, as well.  I believe her intention for […]

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Bittersweet Grief

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.” –Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic I received news recently that a childhood friend had passed away.  We often told people that we’d been friends since the 2nd grade, although neither of […]

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Birthday #8

  Ugh. It’s been a tough day. It remains that way. Every, damn year. I mistakenly used to think each year the day might get easier, but I’ve come to accept that it can’t.  His loss will always bear an immense amount of weight. Instead, I just prepare for that fact and let the tears […]

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Decades are Beautiful

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You Haven’t. – Thomas Edison Ten years ago, we thought my mom had exhausted all possibilities in her fight against Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (CLL).  For nearly ten years prior to that, she had gone through various rounds of treatments to rid herself of an incurable type of […]

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Kicked into Mindfulness

Most of the long-term homeless struggle to maintain sanity, while some of them never really had it to begin with, and many of them fall somewhere in the spectrum of genius. My ex-husband’s father was homeless. I met him once in the desert, just outside of Las Vegas. It had been 15 years since anyone had […]

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