Musings

It’s Friday!

And you ain’t got no job…and you ain’t got shit to do!  Oh wait……I recently landed a REAL job! That’s right, a J-O-B. Job!  Now, this job allows me to work from home, make my own hours and be own boss, which is pretty much what I have been doing for the past year and pretty much […]

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Hell in a hand basket

As we were driving home from a double baby shower the other night, my mom reminded me that I am NOT to drink the water down here.  I kept trying to explain to her how babies are made, but she just doesn’t quite get it.  Given this, it’s amazing that I don’t have a litter of siblings.  […]

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Jump out Boyz!

People often ask me what there is to do for entertainment in Jacksonville.  For the most part, I would say there is a whole lot of nothing….. Jacksonville is a sleepy town that just recently came to the realization may no longer be living in the era of segregation and inequality, yet they seem to be having a hard […]

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John O’Donohue Quote

“When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; […]

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Pema Chodron Quote

“When people start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline, they often think that somehow they’re going to improve, which is a sort of subtle aggression against who they really are. It’s a bit like saying, “If I jog, I’ll be a much better person.” “If I could only get a […]

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Agreement #4: Follow Up

The past month of practicing the Fourth Agreement has, surprisingly, easier than I would have anticipated.  When you become aware of the present moment and your ability to control your own actions, or reactions, within that moment, it becomes easier to evaluate whether you have done your best in each and every moment.  For the […]

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Dalai Lama Quote

We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice. This to me is what the forth agreement is all about – “always do your best”.  Choosing love over fear takes […]

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30 Art Every Day Tasks

I was struggling with what to do for my 30-day challenge in March.  Then, I came across a website that inspired me to do something a little different for this 30 in 30.  Of course, I have no drawing ability whatsoever, so it created a challenge for me to let go of my ego and have […]

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Buddha Quote

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships.” I caught myself in the midst of raging doubt this week about a new friendship.  The doubt stemmed from wondering if this person was really worth being friends with.  We have all had those conversations […]

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Robert Frost Quote

“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: IT GOES ON.” Sometimes, in the midst of grieving a loss, or the onset of depression of some kind, our lives seem to stop.  In a sense, we stop noticing life happening around us because we are waiting to re-engage with the world […]

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