Helping is Medicine.

As I type, twin blue captain’s beds are being delivered for boys that we will soon be hosting from Ukraine. On my messenger feed, another ambassador is typing about an emergency situation at an airport, where the documentation is being questioned. The family has no more money for alternate flights. Outside, the chickadee sings “yoo-hoo” […]

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Like Fire

My essence is flamewords, like sparks, igniting change –transformative fire (Image mine)

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How quickly things change…

Last Friday, a friend picked me up to go birding, and I thrilled at the sight of the Pied-billed grebe on our river. Saturday, we glowed in the aftermath of a successful fundraiser, supporting the displaced Ukrainians we offered to host – still having no idea who they would they were. Sunday morning we awoke […]

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Making space for introspection

Culling through old journals, and blog posts has me feeling introspective. Pausing and processing. I feel change tugging at my edges. Time to rethink the purpose of this blog. The camera has been tucked away until warmer weather and better health permits more exploring. In the meantime, I’m studying the art of drawing and playing […]

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Challenging Myself

I’ve been hitting walls. Physically, psychologically, and now emotionally. Through it all, I’ve kept pushing myself to carry on, but it’s not working. It’s time for change. Time to listen to my body, and slow down. Time to listen to my psyche and be gentler with myself. Time to stop fighting my emotions and allow […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge #104: Next Chapter

Sold! Next! Picture me surrounded by packing materials and boxes – I’ll be busy the next few weeks preparing for the move. Preparing for the next chapter. Some of life changes are abrupt, unexpected, and some, like our upcoming house move, are planned out. Either way, change is a given. The focus this week is: […]

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Decisive Action

Life presents challenges and I stumble to keep up. Chronic illness continues to form the backdrop of my life, so it becomes the baseline for any actions I take. Ric and I made a commitment to our health and our community this year, and that means that I have been more physically active than usual. […]

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Changing Seasons

Summer greens dig in, regale the warmth of dayswhile Autumn creeps, spreading reds and golds. For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge: changing seasons. .

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Chapter’s End

We are coming to the end of a chapter. After careful consideration of finances and health issues, we’ve decided that our focus needs to shift away from travel to other matters. There is no doubt that last year’s adventure helped improve my health, however; it was more a step up (or out of bed, in […]

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Resetting the Dial

At fifty-nine, I was certain that I knew myself – accomplished, defined and established – but illness changed the framework from which my remaining time would unfold.   I became a non-entity in my former career, and a ghost to friends.  My children mourned the loss of their vibrant mother and settled into lowered expectations. […]

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