V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #7: Accomplishment

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”                                                             – Ralph Waldo Emerson Prior to […]

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Relationship Wrap Up

Relationship, I realized after posting my weekly challenge, is too broad of a subject.  We need a lifetime to examine and appreciate our interconnections, and then, likely, we’d need to begin again – such is the nature of relationship.  It slips and slides, rewards and betrays, teaches and takes away. That said, I appreciate those […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #2: Synchronicity

“Synchronicity is the Universe’s way of telling you that you are on the right track.” – Delores Krieger                                                 “Coincidences connect us across time, to one another, to ourselves, and to an […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #1: Shift

Challenging myself to do better is an ongoing process.  I am interested in personal growth and a deeper connection with others and life in general.  This quest leads me to be more introspective, and to ask the big questions.  I guess you could say, I am a seeker. As a teacher, I offered my students […]

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A Writing Process

Sleep beckons, but the mire of anxiety and issues that surround me right now threaten.  I push them aside and think of the positive – visualizing our new home, and imagining how I will furnish each room.  The power of the mind to shift focus amazes me and I jot down these words: We keep […]

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Writing Class #3

The prompt for this week is to consider the vulnerability of new growth and what it takes to protect it, tying it into nature.  Here is the edited version, after the instructor’s suggestions. Rebirthing It came in the peak of summer that most optimistic time, when sunshine equates with health and bodies glow with exertion […]

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Another Piece Published

(The Story Circle Network published two of my pieces in their quarterly e-journal.  The category is “True Words” and the following article plus my poem “Retirement” were both accepted. ) Dead Ends and Surprise Beginnings The emails started arriving the morning after I presented at the regional conference—invites and accolades validating my life’s passion. Here I […]

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